I use my recently bought 1T Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard disk
ID 0bc2:ab24 Seagate RSS LLC (NTFS filesystem) as a backup tool.
I want to run the Smartmontools software on this disk, but when I tried to enable it using
smartctl -s on -d scsi /dev/sdb (as a root)
I got the following response:
smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [i686-linux-4.15.0-23-generic] (local b$ Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontoo$ === START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION === Informational Exceptions (SMART) disabled Temperature warning disabled
Indeed when I try to run for example
smartctl -all -d scsi /dev/sdb
the output is:
smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [i686-linux-4.15.0-23-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Vendor: Seagate Product: BUP Slim WH Revision: 0304 Compliance: SPC-4 User Capacity: 1.000.204.885.504 bytes [1,00 TB] Logical block size: 512 bytes Logical Unit id: 0x5000000000000001 Serial number: NA9DTQ90 Device type: disk Local Time is: Wed Jun 20 20:25:13 2018 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Disabled Temperature Warning: Disabled or Not Supported === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART Health Status: OK Current Drive Temperature: 0 C Drive Trip Temperature: 0 C Error Counter logging not supported Device does not support Self Test logging
which confirms that the SMART support is still disabled, but that is available. Does anyone have an idea if and (if so) how to enable it?
FYI: The drive is connected to an old 32-bit laptop that runs Lubuntu 18.04.