S.M.A.R.T. health of physical disk in Windows 10 VM

matbcvo

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I added HDD to Windows 10 VM by following this guide: https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Physical_disk_to_kvm and it works, I can see HDD in Windows 10 VM.
But I can't see S.M.A.R.T. health (with CrystalDiskInfo etc) of HDD in Windows 10 VM. Is it not possible? Or how solve it? I know that I can see it in Proxmox, but I'd like to see that in Windows 10 VM too.

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But I can't see S.M.A.R.T. health (with CrystalDiskInfo etc) of HDD in Windows 10 VM. Is it not possible? Or how solve it? I know that I can see it in Proxmox, but I'd like to see that in Windows 10 VM too.
It is not directly the raw disk, that is passed through. You would need to pass through a separate disk controller to get the disks directly.
 
Thanks for reply, do you mean that I have to use scsi or sata instead of virtio?

qm set 592 -virtio2 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3000DM001-1CH166_Z1F41BLC
update VM 592: -virtio2 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3000DM001-1CH166_Z1F41BLC
 
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Thanks for reply, do you mean that I have to use scsi or sata instead of virtio?
I don't think, that they will provide more SMART values, but you can try.
 
Do you mean that I have to buy PCIe SATA controller and put it into PCIe slot, then connect HDD to this SATA controller, then passthrough this PCIe SATA controller to this VM?
That would be the way to get the physical disk passed through. Other ways, would involve using iSCSI, vhost or other things I didn't think of. But why go through the hassle? The Proxmox VE node can send alerts when the smart values degrade (smartmontools).
 

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