Dew said:As for the failure lights, if you have your drives ordered properly, there is no need for them. I know exactly which drive is numbered 1 through 8 on both of my fileservers.
Yeah, mine are all ordered correctly, just kind of annoying having the ability on one cage and not the other. Thankfully my 2320 numbers by port number correctly, unlike the Promise SATA300 TX4's I was running before.
How did you guys grab the temps for the drives? I can't figure out with smartmontools how to do it for these sata disks.
"smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sdX" should give you the SMART stats for drive X. You'll definitely need libata compiled into the kernel if its not already. You'll need a recent kernel apparently, 2.6.15 or newerish.