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Smartmontools old database

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Smartmontools seem to have a very old (2017) database that doesn't include all the drive types I'm using. Earlier in 11.2-U2.1 I updated it manually by downloading drivedb.h from smartmontools sourceforge page and copying it to FreeNAS' smartmontools directory replacing the old one. Using update-smart-drivedb didn't update the database, it just downloaded the same old one (or didn't download at all, not sure).

Looks like when I updated to 11.2-U3 that old database has again returned. And now update-smart-drivedb gives drivedb.h.error.raw: *** BAD signature *** error.

So what's going on? Is it just my system?
 

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That error makes sense as you bypassed the version built into FreeNAS.

Please create a feature request at redmine.ixsystems.com to have the smartmontools updated.
 

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Feature request is great o/c, but in the interim
Code:
/usr/local/sbin/update-smart-drivedb --no-verify
 
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While that does update the database, my drives are not there:

Code:
root@cobalt:~ # /usr/local/sbin/update-smart-drivedb --no-verify
/usr/local/share/smartmontools/drivedb.h updated from branches/RELEASE_6_6_DRIVEDB (NOT VERIFIED)

root@cobalt:~ # smartctl -i /dev/ada0
smartctl 6.6 2017-11-05 r4594 [FreeBSD 11.2-STABLE amd64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-17, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     HITACHI HUS724040ALE640
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User Capacity:    4,000,787,030,016 bytes [4.00 TB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate:    7200 rpm
Form Factor:      3.5 inches
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
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Local Time is:    Tue Apr 23 11:20:13 2019 MDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
 

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Not to worry, soon hard disks will be a thing of the past, no more updates needed. ;-)
 
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Curious ... I see the "Hitachi/HGST Ultrastar 7K4000" in the smartmontools drive database file (search for "HUS724040ALE640")
Yeah, I thought it was odd that it wasn't showing up. It's not like it is new or exotic...

I did have some trouble getting an HBA to recognize it. Maybe that's the problem. It's a refurbished drive. Otherwise SMART works fine and BADBLOCKS ran for about 210 hours without issue or error. I can't find anything wrong with the drive.
 

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I've used a lot of WD Red 1TB 2.5" in hypervisors over the years. These last few years, they've been in the $70-$90 range pretty consistently. This seems to be the largest RAID-safe 2.5" 'cheap' drive. But this is a 2012-era drive.

The WD Blue 1TB SSD was recently spotted on sale for $99.99. The price on that's been dropping like a rock. So. Hm.
 

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I've used a lot of WD Red 1TB 2.5" in hypervisors over the years. These last few years, they've been in the $70-$90 range pretty consistently. This seems to be the largest RAID-safe 2.5" 'cheap' drive. But this is a 2012-era drive.

The WD Blue 1TB SSD was recently spotted on sale for $99.99. The price on that's been dropping like a rock. So. Hm.
Perhaps I have this huge attachment towards enterprise stuff, but I think used HGST 1.2TB 2.5" HDD HUC101212CSS600 Ultrastar 0B25168 10K RPM SAS 6GB/s from ebay for around $70 would be my choice instead of consumer stuff. In comparison with WD Red 1TB 2.5 . You should know this better than me :)
 

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Yeah, no, I really don't need the drama of someone else's well-worn 40K+ hour runtime drives. It's expensive to deal with replacing drives at distant data centers and I much prefer the drama-free solution.

Since we also sell these to customers, it allows us to maintain a single SKU that can be sold either internally or to customers.
 

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Yeah, no, I really don't need the drama of someone else's well-worn 40K+ hour runtime drives. It's expensive to deal with replacing drives at distant data centers and I much prefer the drama-free solution.

Since we also sell these to customers, it allows us to maintain a single SKU that can be sold either internally or to customers.
Honestly, I am not crazy about used ones (unless it's Intel DC S3700 800GB), but I wanted to match your price. I do have the drive I mention but is brand new, still from ebay for little over $200.
 
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