how to enable SMART on SATA drives
Posted on 2004-09-26
I was wondering if anyone knew how to enable SMART on drives (channels 2 & 3) running on a Silicon Image 3114 Serial ATA adapter.
SMART is enabled on channels 0 & 1 (by default, I assume), but the other 2 channels have SMART disabled.
There is no way to do this in the BIOS (I have 3 mobos: 2 Tyan 2882's and 1 Tyan 2850 utilizing the Silicon Image 3114 SATA/RAID controller).
All 3 computers have the same problem where SMART is not enabled for channels 2 & 3.
The Silicon Image 3114 controller has a BIOS as well, but it only can create & delete RAID sets & format drives - there are no provisions for turning SMART on or off.
The SI software can read the SMART status from the drives, but cannot set SMART on.