Additional Drive Information Window

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This box includes data obtained from two sources within the SCSI device, Inquiry pages and Log Sense pages.
These Inquiry page entries are hard-coded into S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor, and are sometimes revealed by the manufacturer under duress. They are also unique to a particular disk drive, and there is no standard format. Because of this, you may not see any information in the window, as we haven't obtained the manufacturer's advanced programming manual and haven't taught S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor what information is there. As time and resources permit, we will upgrade S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor to query such information for additional devices.

Examples of additional inquiry fields include: serial number, location and date of manufacture, and assembly part numbers. Some of these values are hard-coded into the software. You are free to add additional items for any scsi device by first obtaining the programming manual for the device, and then modifying the extended inquiry record file.

Log Sense page information contains running totals of statistical information. Some times they are since the drive left the factory, and other times they reset when power is recycled. These fields are also unique to drives, but they are not hard-coded into S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor. Typical statistical information reported here includes current temperature, read/write errors, and cumulative hours drive has been powered.

The Log Sense layout information is stored by S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor in the LOGSENSEDB.TXT file. Under the main menu, if you select Drive Databases->View Log Sense Pages by Drives

, then you can see the fields S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor will report for a particular drive.

Not all drives have support log sensing. It is also possible that although your particular drive supports log sensing, S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor doesn't have entries for that device. If that is the case, then contact
, and we will work with you to update this database to allow you to see additional information.