This is a question related to this one:
but not covered by the question or the answers.
I have an OCZ 120 gig SSD as system drive on a Proliant ML310e Gen8 server, sitting on SATA port 6. In order to use that port (on the motherboard) for the SSD, I must set the SATA controller to SMART Array controller. This gives me all 4 bays for a RAID set of HDD drives.
So far, so good. I've also installed Win Server 2008 R2 on the system drive and all works well.
BUT - when I chack the SMART Array, it say "predicted failure of drive 0 (SSD)". I have checked and verified the actual SMART settings for the SSD, and the drive is 100% OK. It's brand new, and the SMART settings have been verified as 100% OK by OCZ support.
I cannot clear this error on the HP diagnostic side, and at OCZ's suggestion I have been trying to figure out how to turn off SMART diagnostics on the HP, to no avail.
SO - how can I either clear the HP SMART Array (incorrect) diagnostic reading of the OCZ SSD SMART data, or else how can I turn off the HP reading the SMART stats off the SSD.
I realize this is entirely my own fault for not wanting to spent $1000+ on an HP branded SSD, but the OCZ one is working perfectly fine. It's just the OCZ version of SMART is not the same as HP's idea of SMART for SSD drive stats, and I'm really tired of the yellow blinking "system degraded" front panel light.
And yes, I've already been told "put black electrical tape over it". :-)
But I'd really like to find a better solution. This SMART stuff was supposed to be quasi-universal.