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OWC Drive Dock USB-C (OWCTCDRVDCK) and SMART status

(@papaskitch)
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With non-OWC docks I've tried, very few/none pass the SMART status through to SoftRAID. Would the OWC Drive Dock USB-C allow SMART status through? Could I use this with SoftRAID to make RAID volumes?

Thanks,
Tony

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Topic starter Posted : 01/04/2022 12:55 pm
(@softraid-support)
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There is a subtlety here.

macOS does not allow SMART through any longer. It is possible to get SMART data through, but you must have SMART drivers installed (ours or SAT-SMART), and have no USB drives connected at startup. then wait 2-3 minutes before connecting your USB devices. That should allow the SMART driver to load.

 

Our docks do pass SMART data, yes. I cannot speak for others, but they ought to be able to.

 

Thunderbolt does not have this issue.

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Posted : 01/04/2022 2:06 pm
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