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  • DiskCheckup V2.0 USB

    Does V2 of DiskCheckup support USB attached drives? I have a Western Digital My Book drive which appears to support SMART but it does not show up in DiskCheckup and I cannot see any way to tell DiskCheckup to go and look for it. If I were to switch the attachment from USB to Firewire would this make any difference?

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    DiskCheckup does not work with most USB connected hard drives. At least not at the moment. We haven't deeply investigated the situation, but it seems the device drivers and / or the protocol bridge chip-sets in the external enclosure don't support SMART commands.

    [Update] DiskCheckup V3 now supports the majority USB connected drives. Only some older drives can not be supported. All the new ones should be OK.

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