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I have a 3ware 9650se card with 4 SATA drives attached to it. I've been trying to figure out how to convert the SMART data I can get from the web interface into something usable, but I haven't found a program that will just take what I give it and tell me what it means. Sure I could try and decipher it myself, but I'd rather not do that. So does anyone know of a program (could be online) where I can feed it the SMART data and it tells me what it means?

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It should be fairly simple to compare the output you have with the manufacturer's documentation. See the detailed description of each SMART variable below:

See also the 3ware SMART documentation.

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You could let some software talk to the drives rather than using after-the-fact parsing. Smartmontools lists at least partial support for 3ware controllers

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Yeah, you'd think that would be the easy way, but I can get Smartmontools to work, which is why I asked the question.. :) Guess I should have mentioned that. I don't want to install HDTune or anything like that on the server, since its a server... – Nori Nov 10 '09 at 14:07

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