Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#309 closed defect (wontfix)

Use drive letter of Truecrypt mounted drive in Windows

Reported by: dgray512 Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: smartctl Version: 6.2
Keywords: Cc:


Trying to use smartctl to access a truecrypt mounted drive in Windows using the drive letter. Smartctl says "Function not implemented". When I use the device name (e.g. /dev/sdb) everything works fine. See sample output below.

C:\>smartctl --health F:
smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-w64-mingw32-win7-sp1] (sf-6.2-1)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,

Standard Inquiry (36 bytes) failed [Function not implemented]
Retrying with a 64 byte Standard Inquiry
Standard Inquiry (64 bytes) failed [Function not implemented]
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Christian Franke, 11 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

There is no easy way to determine the physical drive number behind a drive emulated by Truecrypt.

Feel free to reopen this ticket if you could provide information or sample source code for this purpose.

Same problem applies for drives behind RAID controllers.

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