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Software News   Software News : After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
   posted by sg2 on 1-Nov-2004 23:38:32 (3567 reads)
Hello, Subject says it all, OS4 gets SMART (harddisk health monitoring).
See for yourself at

Nota bene :
- this is a port from Linux SmartMonTools.
- it is unpolished yet : see last line on grab ;)
- it requires version 51.30 of the OS4 IDE drivers (a1ide or sii0680ide or sii3112ide), which are not available yet

Kind regards,
Stéphane Guillard

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 2-Nov-2004 0:11:55
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Nice! is this (or rather, the more polished version of it ) going to become part of the OS, or is that impossible because of licensing issues? (ie parts of AmigaOS would have to become GPL'd)

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 2-Nov-2004 1:10:12
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You've really brought us a lot of good news lately

Site admins are people too..pooff!

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 2-Nov-2004 9:09:36
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It would be better if the SMART stuff was added to MediaToolbox (but, yes, it would probably need to be reimplemented from scratch to get around the GPL)

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
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SG: Thanx dood ... u roolz

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 2-Nov-2004 16:42:09
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If I'm not mistaking, this feature was introduced in Windows2000.
Damn ! We are catching up !

Philippe 'Elwood' Ferrucci
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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 2-Nov-2004 19:57:50
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I was under the impression that SMART was something implemented at BIOS level only. I didn't know you could use it within the OS.

Cheesy Smile of the century

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 2-Nov-2004 20:38:32
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SMART IOCTL already exist in Windows NT4.0 SP6a i.e. SP6a contains a fix for the buggy SMART IOCTL call.

For Windows 95 OSR2's SMART support refer to

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
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-Edit- Scrub all that!

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Re: After SATA, OS4 gets SMART
Posted on 3-Nov-2004 9:28:20
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smartmontools are very good, using the smartd here on sun servers - just for reporting bad hdds, BEFORE they really fail.

THO : yesterday i just compiled smartmontools on a sun ultra and started smartctl -a /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 and ... the drive crashed :-/

hope the miggy version doesn´ t do such things

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