Revil

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    TLER / CCTL

    Thank you for this interesting information. Problem is that I wanted the newest revision of WD20EARS (WD20EARS-00MVWB0) that has three 667 GB platters. So even If I like WD I have to buy Samsung. You are absolutely correct. I should buy WD2002FYPS. But WD2002FYPS cost two times more than WD20EARS / HD204UI so I rather not using RAID then buying so much expensive drive. Fake RAID has many advantages for me because I want use Windows dualboot so your information is very interesting for me. Thank you. I thought that fake RAID will hide disks same as real HW RAID. I am not thinking about rescue Linux CD but I really like Quindor’s way because he is using USB stick with Fedora that only set TLER and reboot. But my knowledge of Linux is very bad so I really do not want to try so complicated solution As I said fake RAID has many advantages for me but the Windows software RAID is easy to set and very stable so I think that this is the best solution for me. Only big disadvantage for me that I cannot use Windows 7 / Windows XP with SW RAID in dualboot. I hope that somebody will tell me if “smartctl -l scterc,70,70 c:“ will work in Windows SW RAID because I really do not want to buy two disks and find that smartmontools are not working in Windows SW RAID. Thank you superlgn.
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    TLER / CCTL

    Hello, thank you for this great topic. If you do not mind I would like to ask a question. I have old computer with Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard and I want to buy two 2TB HDD a use them for Windows in RAID1. I read many interesting information from "qasdfdsaq" but I know that I have to set TLER because I really do not want to solve situations when disk drop from RAID. I wanted to buy WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green WD20EARS but if I understand correctly then I cannot set TLER for them because WDTLER and smartmontools are not working. Am I correct? Because I cannot use WD20EARS then I will buy SAMSUNG SpinPoint EcoGreen F4 HD204UI. I noticed that HD204UI was not test yet but I suppose that HD204UI will work same as HD203WI so it will be possible to set TLER for them. If I will buy HD204UI then I will make tests and of course I will give you results. My Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard has two RAID controllers. It is NVIDIA nForce 3 controller (2x SATA) and Silicon Image Sil3114 (4x RAID). Both controllers are of course “fake” RAID (not HW RAID). If I understand correctly than it is no way to use smartmontools for setting TLER on HDD that is in RAID with these controllers. So I have to use the Windows 7 RAID1 support. Will smartmontools work on disks that are in Windows 7 software RAID? I did not find any information about this in smartmontools Wiki or smartmontools documentations. Thank you.