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Announce Samsung patch

News

  • 2010-12-09: Samsung released an important firmware patch for HD204UI and HD155UI. Updated WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with these drives unless this patch is already installed. This warning also applies to other tools (like hdparm) which use IDENTIFY DEVICE to obtain drive information. See this page for details.

  • 2010-11-24: WARNING: Using smartctl with Samsung F4 EcoGreen drives may result in write errors and bad blocks. Do not use smartmontools with these drives! Thanks to German c't magazine for this info.

  • 2010-11-08: The software collection DVD from German c't magazine 24/2010 includes smartmontools 5.40-1 and GSmartControl 0.8.5-4 for Windows.

  • 2010-10-16: We released version 5.40 of Smartmontools. See the NEWS file and the ticket report to get a summary of the changes and new features.

  • 2010-09-13: Samsung released a Firmware update for F3/F3EG to fix problems with AMD SB850 southbridge.

  • 2010-09-01: We added the ability to display and clear the timed workload attributes of Intel X25 SSDs.

  • 2010-08-20: We added support for SSDs with SandForce controller. Only a few drive models are detected for now. If you have a drive not detected, please report this to our drive database mailinglist.

  • 2010-04-27: We added a new SVN branch RELEASE_5_39_DRIVEDB with a drivedb.h file that can be used to update the drive database of smartmontools 5.39 and 5.39.1.

About Smartmontools

S.M.A.R.T.-Logo The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI harddisks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure.

Smartmontools was originally derived from the Linux smartsuite package and actually supports ATA/ATAPI/SATA-3 to -8 disks and SCSI disks and tape devices. It should run on any modern Darwin (Mac OS X), Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OS/2, Cygwin, QNX, eComStation or Windows system. Smartmontools can also be run from one of many different bootable CDs or floppies.

Due to OS-specific issues and also depending on the different state of smartmontools development on the platforms, device support is not the same for all OS platforms. We provide info about RAID-controller support here on the homepage and of course in the manpages.

Thanks to Alexander Shaduri, there is also a graphical user interface for smartctl available. Go to the Homepage of GSmartControl to get all info and the software itself. Have a look at the screenshots and the feature list to get an impression of this nice tool.





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