I built a PC with the last Velociraptor the local Micro Center had for sale. The Intel PC has a Z68 board, so I added a 60GB SSD for caching and am running RST under RAID setting. Everything works okay. Today I noticed that the Velociraptor has no temperature data associated with it. I opened Speccy and saw a message that SMART is not supported on this drive, yet an older WD3200AAKS does display SMART data.
Another curiosity is that I started LifeGuard 1.29, but it immediately failed (DLGDIAG for Windows has stopped working). I started 1.28, but it immediately failed. I started 1.27 and it stated that SMART data is not available for the Velociraptor, but it is for the SE-16 drive. 1.24 works the same as 1.27 (sure glad I keep old versions).
What’s up with all that?
In case it matters, the OS is W-7 64-bit and board, CPU, and SSD are Intel. RST is version 22.214.171.1242 and I’m beginning to wonder if it causes problems with the Velociraptor.