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Re: Ged USB VID/PID from the scsi device name

> On 28 Nov 2017, at 08:42, Martin Husemann <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 05:56:11PM +0100, Samorukov,Alexey wrote:
>> Smartmontools maintains database with usb vid/pid + fw version to
>> find the best match. 
> But for what?
> The SMART values supervised by smartmontools should not depend on any of
> this.
> Is it completely cosmetic?

Of course not. Devices under ATA->USB bridges are _not_ real scsi. So to get smart you have to use tunneling protocol, which is different for different chipsets.

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