Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#675 closed defect (invalid)

Disable tler through usb3.0-sata enclosure?

Reported by: Evergreens Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: all Version: 6.4
Keywords: Cc:


I was wondering,
if I have a Sata hdd is put in usb3.0 external enclosure. Can I use smartmontools to disable the tler on the drive?
If yes, I know the commandline to disable tler when the sata-disk is attached internally in normal desktop. But do I need extra commandline commands if the disk is in usb3.0 enclosure to disable tler?
If yes what would commandline look like?


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comment:1 by Evergreens, 8 years ago

My usb enclosure has Asmedia1153E chipset.

If I just use: smartctl -l scterc,0,0 /drv/sda
Smartmontools will try to autodetect or autoconfigure if the sata bridge allows smart-command passthrough?

I can also use: smartctl -d sat,auto -l scterc,0,0 /dev/sda
Or is this not a correct command for smartctl?

I want to avoid any wrong doing to data on disk

Version 0, edited 8 years ago by Evergreens (next)

comment:2 by Christian Franke, 8 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Please don't use tracker for support questions. Use mailing list instead.

Regarding your question: Asmedia bridges usually work with -d sat. If this specific bridge is not in the drive database, report its USB Id here.

First check whether smartctl -d sat -x works. If the output shows current SCT ERC setting, it should be safe to disable it with -l scterc,0,0.

Note that -d sat,auto work only with standard conforming SAT layers which report "ATA" as the 'vendor' of SATA devices. This does not work with USB bridges as these always report something derived from the actual disk model name.

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