Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Fri Feb 1 01:53:57 PST 2008

Consider a PATA or SATA disk attached over USB.  AFAIK, the USB mass
storage protocol is basically SCSI over USB.  Is there a way to access
the disk's SMART data over SCSI / USB?  Perhaps as mode pages?  Has
anyone tried this?

The reason I'm asking is this:

This could be extremely useful to quickly extract SMART error logs from
failing disks after you've replaced them, not to mention wipe them
before RMAing them.  Unfortunately, it doesn't have an eSATA connector.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

More information about the freebsd-usb mailing list