S.M.A.R.T not supported for USB disks (that smartmonctl can handle fine) ?
Submitted by Sebastian Pipping
I noticed that gnome-disk-utility (both 3.16 and 3.18.2) does not allow me to view or tweak S.M.A.R.T. status and settings of disks connected through USB. It's surprising to me because smartmonctl itself seems to be able to access S.M.A.R.T through USB just fine; it is both available and enabled:
sudo smartctl --info /dev/disk/by-id/usb-.......... | tail -n 11
User Capacity: 320,072,933,376 bytes [320 GB] Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical Rotation Rate: 7200 rpm Form Factor: 2.5 inches Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall] ATA Version is: ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 6 SATA Version is: SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s) Local Time is: Sun Nov 8 18:18:20 2015 CET SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
What I can I do to make gnome-disk-utility support S.M.A.R.T for a disk like that?
Thanks and best,