Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#238 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Support Non-rotating Media Test

Reported by: alex-sh Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone: Release 6.0
Component: smartctl Version: 5.43
Keywords: Cc:



I received a request to display the "Non-rotating Media Test" status in GSmartControl. Apparently, it can be used to differentiate between SSDs and HDDs. Seems to be returned by IDENTIFY DEVICE.

I don't know if this is something smartmontools would want to show. I put this up for your consideration.

Here's an MS tool that claims to show it:


Change History (3)

comment:1 by Christian Franke, 12 years ago

Component: allsmartctl
Milestone: Release 5.44
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Already fixed in r3603.

comment:2 by alex-sh, 12 years ago

D'oh! Should have tested the SVN version...
Sorry and thanks!

comment:3 by Christian Franke, 12 years ago

Sample "smartctl -i" output lines for HDD and SSD:

  Rotation Rate:    7200 rpm
  Rotation Rate:    Solid State Device

This line is not printed if the disk does not provide this info in IDENTIFY word 217.

In this case a SSD can be detected if an entry exits in drivedb.h: The "Model Family:" string contains "SSD" then.

Please note that r3609 adds a new option "--identify" which prints the complete ATA IDENTIFY data.

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