Is it true that you can't get SMART info from the ICH7 connected
Previously Curious George said:On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:09:14 +1000, "Rod Speed"
Obviously. You can get ist with any software RAID. You can also getStill making stuff up I see.
Indeed Software and some 3ware. Also Areca comes to mind.Obviously. You can get ist with any software RAID. You can also get
it with some better RAID controllers, e.g. for 3ware under Linux.
AFAIK yes. IIRC that also includes ICP vortex (now Adaptec)But for example Adaptec SATA RAID does not give you SMART.
If you don't have it, it's just a matter of time as the capability isFor ICH7 you don't get it under Linux. Don't know about Windows.
Not if it is the driver that does the RAIDing and that driver doesn'tIndeed Software
It's not the hardware, it's the driver.and some 3ware. Also Areca comes to mind.
AFAIK yes. IIRC that also includes ICP vortex (now Adaptec)
If you don't have it, it's just a matter of time as the capability is
there, at least for the ICH7R, ICH7DH, & ICH7-M DH & Intel Matrix
Key word *"if"*Not if it is the driver that does the RAIDing and that driver doesn't
support S.M.A.R.T. Whether that's a different (ie RAID) device
driver or a pre-processing driver that calls the standard drivers.
That is only true for host-based software-assisted hardware.There is no difference there with Firmware or Hardware RAID,
all use drivers of some sort to do the RAIDing.
No it's both. Hardware and drivers are interdependent. But youIf the standard drivers don't support S.M.A.R.T. then neither will
your software RAID.
It's not the hardware, it's the driver.
Sure. However the suggestion was made that it was specific hardwareKey word *"if"*
That does not impeach the observation that there is commonplace
os-level raid software that permits smart reading that actually exists.
There you go again. What's in heaven's name is that?That is only true for host-based software-assisted hardware.
Which is besides the pointNo it's both.
Hardware and drivers are interdependent.
But you misread me. The point is smart support exists via
Whatever that is supposed to explain (and no, that is not meant as a snear).Intel Matrix Storage Technology,
and Intel certainly isn't hiding that fact.
If that means that SMART utes have to maintain yet another interface you mayThat has real potential to affect OEMs and other third-party support IMHO.
Sure. But at the end of the day each hardware product is essentiallySure. However the suggestion was made that it was specific hardware
that allowed it or disallowed it. It's actually the drivers that do that.
You should brush up then:There you go again. What's in heaven's name is that?
Expand you mind beyond Promise and the like. *Both* host-based andNope. The difference might be that hardware assisted controllers may only
use RAID-only drivers (and have their own specific PCI-ID, different from
the chipset that they are based on) where there may be a choice for software
assisted (firmware RAID) RAID controllers, one for a standard controller
-which a FW RAID controller basically is- and one for the RAID function.
Whether that is so depends mainly on the vendor deciding what driver works
on what controller ID(s) or on the PCI ID of the controller being same
(early Promise) or different (later Promise), or any combination of the 2.
And if the driver with that capabilities, or the necessary informationWhich is besides the point
It is the driver offering the interface hooks to the S.M.A.R.T. driver.
Not the hardware.
It explains that SMART is readily available on that chipset via theirWhatever that is supposed to explain (and no, that is not meant as a snear).
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