Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#1496 new defect

smartctl -s standby,now SPINS up other drives! (Windows)

Reported by: Marco Lopes Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: undecided
Component: smartctl Version: 7.2
Keywords: windows Cc:


using smartctl -s standby,now x:

Spins up other USB drives...

I can only spindown ONE drive, and cannot issue a new command to spindown another one, because all drives are accessed to perform the standby to a specific drive.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Christian Franke, 3 years ago

Keywords: windows added; standby removed
Milestone: undecided
Priority: majorminor
Summary: smartctl -s standby,now SPINS up other drives!smartctl -s standby,now SPINS up other drives! (Windows)

Windows apparently performs some kind of device reset on certain events. This may spin up all drives. Behavior may also depend on USB bridge firmware. This cannot be fixed in smartctl.

Using physical (/dev/sdX, /dev/pdN) instead of logical (X:) device names may help.

Please provide output of:

smartctl --scan
smartctl --scan-open
smartctl -r ioctl,2 -i -s standby,now x:

Use plain-text attachments or wiki markup. Don't use screen shots.

PS: In future reports, please always include smartctl version and platform information. The only hint about platform in this report was the drive letter x:.

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