I am used to using Crystal Disk Info to see about smart status for SATA hard drives
I took a SAS drive out of a dell server running OpenManage. The drive was part of a RAID 6 array. Openmanage was warning of predictive failure.
For the experience / learning curve, I set up a desktop computer with an older LSI SAS controller and the correct cables and can connect that drive / format it as NTFS / read & write to it, etc.
I was curious to see what smart data / statistics of run time, etc is on the drive / how bad it looks. But Crystal Disk Info doesn't even see the drive.
Is there another app that can read SMART info on SAS drives... Do SAS drives even have SMART info? and if not, what's OpenManage looking at to have flagged it as predictive failure? Just keeps track of the drive as it read / wrote to it over the years? (it IS a 6 year old drive).
So putting it in a new computer / controller, the drive would be considered good? untill this controller starts seeing problems itself? (the flag that a controller decided that the drive is 'predictive failure' is not transferable to another machine / controller? )