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

>> Is it completely cosmetic?
> The alternative would be to probe with different commands (SAT-16, SAT-12,
> vendor proprietary, ...) until you get a result. But what if the interface
> chip locks up when being "probed" or when a command has a different
> meaning ("destroy disk") ?

This is very likely the case - sending random scsi commands to disk is not good idea at all. Moreover, some buggy chipsets hangs on SAT16 but works on SAT12, this is why database is exists.
> Apparently smartmontools tries to avoid these questions by identifying
> the USB-SATA bridge first.

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