Verify SMART details for members of an Intel RST RAID volume

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Be it because of the BIOS update to a beta or because of my drives but my RAID10 keeps failing. I documented before how to repair such a broken array but I didn’t want to go ahead with it too many times as data corruption is only one step away. Knowing that at least one of the disks has some minor issues (mdadm kicked it out some time ago when the disks were running under linux) I decided to check smart details and only keep only two of the disks in RAID1. I was curious if one can read SMARTĀ details when the disks are still members of the Intel RST array. Since I had all the data off the disks it was safe to test.


I found out thet the Intel SSD Toolbox shows SMART data for all disks in a system, not only SSDs and not only Intel. Look atĀ Other Drives and scroll to the right as under Intel Solid-State Drives it shows the RAID volumes.