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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    All modern Arecas, as far as I know, are SAS/SATA controllers. I'm using all SATA drives with mine. Way back in the day, I had an Areca 1170, which had 24 SATA ports on it, but that was like 10 years ago. So you're talking about controllers with only SATA ports on them?
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Very cool! Here's what I'm seeing: http://www.cstone.net/~dk/HWiNFO-21-40.JPG Been meaning to ask, what is that "RAID DummyDevice" that is always showing up? DBG file attached.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Martin, my friend is reporting that this latest version fixed all his instability issues, so I'd say everything appears to be working 100% now with regards to Areca support. My friend is expecting a 1883 controller soon. I'll be sure to report any findings he has with it once he gets it online.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Latest version works great for me Martin.  DBG file attached. I'll let you know about any feedback my friend provides.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    My friend is still getting crashes even after disabling EC Support. Hopefully his DBG file will provide some insight.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Here's my DBG file.  Clean run, no issues observed.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Here is my friends DBG file.  He said it crashed while running to create the file, so hopefully there will be some useful info in it.  I'll have him disable EC Support.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Doh, not sure how I missed that. Yep, works fine. From my perspective, everything looks great now. My front with the 1880 is having some issues with this latest version. He stated the following: --- cut --- This version is very buggy for me. When I ran it again, it showed the IPMI...
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    One thing I'm noticing with this version, if I minimize the sensor window, all (HWiNFO) windows minimize and I don't see a way to bring them back. I still see it running under Background processes in Task Manager.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Ah that makes sense. I'm running Windows 10 and my friend is running Server 2012. The drivers on the Windows 10 platform are much newer.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    On the 1880, the raid set stats shown in the highlighted portion of the attached screenshot, does not show. Peter
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    My friend tested the new version and it now shows each raid set as a node. About the only issue he's having, is that under Sensors, the raid set stats are not showing up.  I don't have that issue in my 1882 controllers. I'll see if I can get a DBG file from him. EDIT.  DBG file...
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Another question, I'm using Aquasuite and HWiNFO together. It appears that I have to keep the HWiNFO sensor window open in order for the sensor readings that I'm mapping over to Aquasuite to refresh in real time. Is that the expected behavior?
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Thanks Martin. I will try this out when I get home (not working from my home office today). I'll see if I can get my friend with the 1880 controller to check out this new version.
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Looking really good. There are a few minor issues however: 1. The drives are at the same 'level' as the controller, not under it. 2. There are about 80 RAID Array devices that, when expanded, contains a dupe of all the drives behind the Areca controller. I also checked under...
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Ok. I will check it out after the drives spin down again. Here's a screenshot showing the device info currently being reported for the 1882:
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    DBG file for server 1 (Brama): http://www.cstone.net/~dk/HWiNFO64-11-Brama.DBG DBG file for server 2 (Argon): http://www.cstone.net/~dk/HWiNFO64-12-Argon.DBG I have the drives configured to spin down if the array has not been accessed for 30 minutes. That was the case for the drives...
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    smartctl can read SMART from drives behind Areca controller. Any chance HWiNFO will?

    Yes, it does filter out those invalid devices. I believe the max number of supported devices is 36 per expander. See here: http://www.avagotech.com/products/server-storage/sas-expanders/sas-2x36 I also ran the latest version on my 2nd server. The output looks good here as well: Going...
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