S.M.A.R.T. detection in FreeNAS 8.01-RC1

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Jun 21, 2011
I just completed the upgrade of my FreeNAS box from 8.0 release to 8.01-RC1, but as I was preparing to do the upgrade, I noticed that my machine started complaining about detecting a S.M.A.R.T. error on one of my 2TB Seagate SATA drives in the BIOS. (It repeatedly stops at boot with a "Press F1 to continue" message alerting me of the problem.)

The interesting thing, though, is when I continue on and boot into FreeNAS, I can schedule either short or long S.M.A.R.T. hourly tests in the scheduler but FreeNAS never complains of finding any errors?!

It reports that my zraid pool is "healthy" and everything appears normal.

I'm still planning on swapping out the questionable hard drive, since I own 4 other identical ones in this system and they don't flag S.M.A.R.T. errors in the BIOS ... but this makes me wonder if the detection tests are working properly in FreeNAS right now?
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