Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#629 closed defect (invalid)

Intel SSD DC S3500 detected as SATA 2.6 compliant

Reported by: whitecat Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: all Version: 6.4
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Maybe there is no problem, but my Intel SSD DC S3500 is detected by smartctl as a SATA 2.6 compliant SSD.
The PDF specification says it's a SATA 3.0 SSD, so I don't know who is actually right.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/ssd-dc-s3500-spec.html

Does anyone can confirm smartctl is right or not?

I plugged the SSD in 2 different computers (chipset Intel B150 and B85).

Attachments (2)

smartctl-x-intel-ssd-dc3500-480gb.log (17.1 KB) - added by whitecat 4 years ago.
smartctl -x
smartctl-identify.log (11.7 KB) - added by whitecat 4 years ago.
smartctl --identify

Download all attachments as: .zip

Change History (7)

Changed 4 years ago by whitecat

smartctl -x

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Christian Franke

Milestone: undecided

There is possibly no problem. Smartctl prints the SATA level the drive reports in word 222 of the ATA IDENTIFY data.

Please provide output of smartctl --identify ... as an attachment.

Changed 4 years ago by whitecat

Attachment: smartctl-identify.log added

smartctl --identify

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Christian Franke

Milestone: undecided
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Smartctl prints the SATA version from IDENTIFY word 222 correctly. Only SATA 2.6 is printed because bit 5 is not set:

Word     Bit     Value   Description
...
 222      -     0x101f   Transport major version number
 222     15:12     0x1   Transport: 0x0 = Parallel, 0x1 = Serial, 0xe = PCIe
 222      4          1   Reserved    | SATA 2.6
 222      3          1   Reserved    | SATA 2.5
 222      2          1   Reserved    | SATA II: Extensions
 222      1          1   ATA/ATAPI-7 | SATA 1.0a
 222      0          1   ATA8-APT    | ATA8-AST

The same value for word 222 is listed in page 34 of the PDF specification. Page 1 reports "SATA Revision 3.0" which would require 0x103f.

You may want to report this mismatch in Intel SSD Forum.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by whitecat

OK, thanks for your quick answer.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by whitecat

FYI, Intel confirms the issue:
https://communities.intel.com/message/364732

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Christian Franke

Thanks for the feedback.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.