Hello, I’m looking at purchasing a (used) WD My Book Essential (2TB). Can it be tested using SMART without removing the drive itself from the enclosure? Also, does this drive work with Linux? Thanks. -3wheels1life
Yes it supports SMART.
No, Linux is not supported.
John012, Thanks for your quick reply. Do you know if it actually works with Linux (though it is not officially supported)? Can any SMART testing application be used to read the SMART data? Also, can the SMART data be read without removing and disconnecting the drive from its WD enclosure? Thank you. -3wheels1life