On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> It's been my (not very extensive) experience that SCSI drives
> usually tell you they feel ill,
You'd be completely wrong.
> and can generally be persuaded to take a few more breaths before
> they die, while IDE drives are liable to instantaneously fatal
> heart attacks after which they are beyond resuscitation.
SCSI drives maintain lots of statistics, in various table, but the
only tool on Linux to easily retrieve them is no longer maintained
and hard to find. IDE/S-ATA disks and more recent SCSI disks also
support SMART (though SCSI supports a few basic stats), and linux has
utilities to query and monitor SMART status.
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