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SMART Info over USB

edited October 2012 in Scanner

Scanner seems to be rock solid on my five internal SATA drives (in a WHS 2011 server), but is flakey on my 2TB external USB drive. It can not report the SMART info for this USB drive while other programs I have tried (Crystal Disk Info, HDDScan & Hard Drive Sentinel) all work fine with it and report the SMART info just fine. Below is some of the output from these program. Any help welcomed.

Hitachi HDS723020BLA642-MN1220F30M1H3D-SMART.mht
HDDScan S.M.A.R.T. Report
Model: Hitachi HDS723020BLA642
Firmware: MN6OA580
LBA: 3907028984

Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 10/10/2012 10:01:41 PM

      Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

      001Raw Read Error Rate 1001000000000000-0000016

      002Throughput performance 1331330000000000-005A054

      003Spin Up Time 1761760000040178-0115024

      004Start/Stop Count 1001000000000000-068A000

      005Reallocation Sector Count 1001000000000000-0000005

      007Seek Error Rate 1001000000000000-0000067

      008Seek time Perfomance 1331330000000000-001B020

      009Power-On Hours Count 0990990000000000-2410000

      010Spin Retry Count 1001000000000000-0000060

      012Device Power Cycle Count 1001000000000000-0031000

      192Emergency Retract Count 0990990000000000-068A000

      193Load/unload Cycle Count 0990990000000000-068A000

      194HDA Temperature 11111154 C 000

      194HDA Temperature Maximum11111168 C000

      194HDA Temperature Minimum11111120 C000

      196Reallocation Event Count 1001000000000000-0000000

      197Current Pending Errors Count 1001000000000000-0000000

      198Uncorrectable Errors Count 1001000000000000-0000000

      199UltraDMA CRC Errors 2002000000000000-0000000

Hitachi HDS723020BLA642-MN1220F30M1H3D-ID.mht
HDDScan Identity Report
Model: Hitachi HDS723020BLA642
Firmware: MN6OA580
Serial: MN1220F30M1H3D
LBA: 3907028984

Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 10/10/2012 10:02:38 PM

Main Information
      Name Value
      LBA SupportYes
      ATA Version8
      Logical Sector Size512 bytes
      Physical Sector Size512 bytes
      Cache size32767 KB
      ECC bytes56
      Nominal Form factor3.25"
      Connected throughUSB bus

DMA Support
      Name Value
      DMA SupportYes
      Multiword DMA 0Supported
      Multiword DMA 1Supported
      Multiword DMA 2Selected
      UDMA 0Supported
      UDMA 1Supported
      UDMA 2Supported
      UDMA 3Supported
      UDMA 4Supported
      UDMA 5Supported
      UDMA 6Supported

PIO Support
      Name Value
      PIO SupportYes
      PIO 0Supported
      PIO 1Supported
      PIO 2Supported
      PIO 3Supported
      PIO 4Supported

Features Support
      Name Value
      SATA Gen2 3.0 Gb/sSupported
      SATA Gen1 1.5 Gb/sSupported
      SATA 1.0aSupported
      SATA II: ExtensionsSupported
      SATA Rev 2.5Supported
      SATA Rev 2.6Supported
      SATA Rev 3.0Not Supported
      Software Settings PreservationEnabled
      Commands queueSupported
      Queue depth32
      NCQ Priority InformationSupported
      Unload while NCQNot Supported
      TCQNot Supported
      Host Protected Area (HPA)Supported
      Automatic Acoustic Management (AAM)Not Supported
      Advanced Power Management (APM)Supported
      Power ManagementSupported
      Read look-aheadEnabled
      Write cacheEnabled
      Password ProtectionSupported
      Device Configuration Overlay (DCO)Supported
      General Purpose Logging (GPL)Supported
      Streaming featureSupported
      Stream Minimum Request Size8
      Streaming Transfer Time DMA1323.8272 mks
      Streaming Transfer Time PIO1323.8272 mks
      Streaming Access Latency6.3744 mks
      SMART self-testSupported
      SMART error logSupported
      SCT Command TransportSupported
      SCT Long Sector AccessNot Supported
      SCT Write SameSupported
      SCT Error Recovery ControlSupported
      SCT Features ControlSupported
      SCT Data TablesSupported
      Extended Status ReportingNot Supported
      Free-fall ControlNot Supported
      Trusted command setNot Supported
      Sanitize FeaturesNot Supported
      CFast SpecificationNot Supported
      Data ManagementNot Supported



  • Additional info: Windows and Scanner reports the drive as "HitachiG ST USB Drive".


  • Just an update: I submitted a support request for this and they were most helpful and got my issue fixed and working well. They just had to tweak some things on their end (the Cloud support where Scanner gets info on your drives and how to access them). I don't see much offical help via this forum so I would suggest if you have a problem, contact them through the support page and they probably can help you. They did for me and now Scanner and DrivePool are both working very well on my WHS 2011 server. Well worth the money.
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