I've spent 8 straight hours researching and playing with my new 9650SE. I think I've become well acquainted with the theory of how to make this work, but it's possible I'm missing something obvious. I'm having the same issues as this poster:
My 9650SE in Windows 7 x64 has 4 drives attached to it. (I will post more specifics if needed, but please hear me out first.) I am using the latest version of smartctl, 5.40 2010-10-16 r3189
I've tried many ways to set the scterc from Windows through the 9650se, but cannot. Note first:
smartctl -c tw_cli/c0/p0 does NOT list the SCT capabilities
smartctl -c sdb,0 DOES list the SCT capabilities!
So I conclude that this is what is meant on the smartctl manual:
And based on the controller compatibility list here http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/Supported_RAID-Controllers I see that yes, I should be able to do this, right? Their notes...
The bold seems to indicate that the tw_cli provides limited support (when used) - that is not to say that it is the only support provided for these controllers. If that were so, then it would follow that SCTERC CANNOT BE SET FOR 3WARE CARDS THROUGH WINDOWS AT ALL. Is that the case?
When I do smartctl -l scterc sdb,0 it returns "Error Write SCT Error Recovery Control Command failed: Function not implemented Warning: device does not support SCT (Get) Error Recovery Control command".
The error changes slightly when I do smartctl -d sat -l scterc sdb,0 and just says "Warning: device does not support SCT Commands".
With the exception of a note regarding "common arguments", identical errors are returned respectively for the "scterc,70,70" versions of the commands intended to update the values.
The drives I'm using for testing right now are three ST3500320AS fw SD1A and one ST3500641AS fw 3.AAH (the latter does not indicate that it supports SCT, regardless of how I address it. But all three of the ST3500320AS drives report SCT capabilities when addressed as sdb.N from smartctl.)
Am I doing something wrong? Does this, in fact, NOT work in Windows with 3ware? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading my long post.