Methods for Checking SMART Data on Different RAID Types - Linux

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If you're worried about SMART Data on your devices, there a numerous ways depending on the RAID device located in your Server.

Generally, to work out what RAID device you're using, you can use the following command to locate which driver is being loaded.

A few different outputs you could expect depending on the type of card is included below.

LSI / MegaRAID / Dell Perc

# lspci -nnn | grep -i RAID
02:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon] [1000:0073] (rev 03)

# lspci -nnn | grep -i RAID
03:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] [1000:0079] (rev 05)

Adaptec

# lspci -nnnn | grep -i raid
08:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Adaptec AAC-RAID [9005:0285] (rev 09)

In most cases if your service has a Hardware RAID card, it would be an LSI-Based or Dell PERC (Rebranded LSI) RAID Card.

In Some instances you may have an Adaptec based Controller, or running on On-Board SATA Ports (Intel AHCI or RAID Mode).

Below are a few articles pointing to different Cards you may locate.

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