- Jan 4, 2014
According to this StackExchange thread,The SMR drives alerts were much easier to do on TrueCommand. Its got a more powerful 2 factor alerting engine and we wanted to make it available ASAP and for users with previous releases of software.... not just 12.0. If you only have one system, there is the option of manually checking the drives.
dmidecode -t 17can be used to determine whether or not ECC RAM is being used on a FreeBSD system. In the same way that TC 1.3 is able to alert the end-user about SMR drives, I wonder if it's useful for a future version of TC (or TrueNAS) to alert the end-user that non-ECC RAM is being used in a system? Like an SMR drive, there's nothing to prevent its use, but it's strongly discouraged. Of course, the CPU may not support ECC RAM either, but at least there's an alert that FreeNAS/TrueNAS is not being run in a recommended setting.