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0000587SpeedFanS.M.A.R.T.public2006-06-22 10:112008-08-11 12:39
rob 
alfredo 
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resolvedfixed 
 
4.35 beta 
0000587: Support for Areca RAID Controllers
Areca RAID Controllers are supporting Temperature moninoring of all attached harddrives. Probably SMART access for individual drives is also possible.

Should be easily doable, because there exist publicly available API for accessing these features.
API is probably same for all their controllers.

I'm willing to test it if you decide to implement this feature (I'm also Delphi developer, so I'm able to test/debug anything).

Public download of API libraries:
ftp://ftp.areca.com.tw/API/ [^]

Conroller we have:
http://www.areca.us/support/index/dc1220.htm [^]

General web:
www.areca.us
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has duplicate 0001016closed alfredo I would like to be able to add custom software temperature 'sensors' via an API 
Issue History
2006-06-22 10:11robNew Issue
2006-06-22 12:50alfredoNote Added: 0001777
2006-06-22 12:50alfredoStatusassigned => acknowledged
2006-06-22 13:06robNote Added: 0001778
2006-06-22 13:12alfredoNote Added: 0001779
2006-06-22 13:21alfredoNote Added: 0001780
2006-06-22 13:25robNote Added: 0001781
2006-06-22 13:34alfredoNote Added: 0001782
2006-06-22 13:34robNote Added: 0001783
2006-06-22 13:38robNote Added: 0001784
2006-06-22 18:24alfredoNote Added: 0001785
2006-09-20 11:48gb115bNote Added: 0001999
2007-05-30 00:52gb115bNote Added: 0002558
2008-05-02 14:02alfredoRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001016
2008-05-02 14:03alfredoNote Added: 0003436
2008-08-11 12:39alfredoNote Added: 0003960
2008-08-11 12:39alfredoStatusacknowledged => resolved
2008-08-11 12:39alfredoResolutionopen => fixed
2008-08-11 12:39alfredoFixed in Version => 4.35 beta
2008-08-11 12:39alfredoNote Deleted: 0001777
2008-08-11 12:39alfredoNote Deleted: 0001780

Notes
(0001778)
rob   
2006-06-22 13:06   
To eliminite confusion:
I just downloaded file ftp://ftp.areca.com.tw/API/Arclib.zip [^]
Unziped it in some temporary folder "arclib".
Then I opened Arclib\help\CArclib.chm without problem.
I can read all topics.
Some example:

CArclib::ArcGetHWMon
The ArcGetHWMon method returns the information about a H/W monitor.



virtual ARC_STATUS ArcGetHWMon (

DWORD HwItem,

pHwMonInfo pHwInfo

);
 

Parameters:
[IN]

HwItem: Hardware monitor item.

 

Value
 Meaning
 
HWMON_FAN_INFO
 Get H/W information about fans.
 
HWMON_VOL_INFO
 Get H/W information about voltages
 
HWMON_TMP_INFO
 Get H/W information about temperatures
 
HWMON_PWR_INFO
 Get H/W information about powers
 
HWMON_UPS_INFO
 Get H/W information about UPS

PS: Probably some small testing application should be created first. Feel free to contact me for cooperation by email or ICQ or Jabber (I will gladly provide you those contacts by email).
(0001779)
alfredo   
2006-06-22 13:12   
I downloaded the most recent zip.
Does it work for you?
(0001781)
rob   
2006-06-22 13:25   
Yes.
I even tried "Arclib_VS2005.zip\Arclib_VS2005\help\CArclib.chm" - it's identical and is working too.
(0001782)
alfredo   
2006-06-22 13:34   
WOW! Another great performance from Windows XP! I had that CHM on a path deep on a network drive. I tried to copy it to the root of a local filesystem and now I can read it!
(0001783)
rob   
2006-06-22 13:34   
You may try to open this:

http://www.exec.cz/public/ArecaDecompiledChm.zip [^]
(0001784)
rob   
2006-06-22 13:38   
Nice - Windows are full of surprises :-)
(0001785)
alfredo   
2006-06-22 18:24   
If you contact me by email we can try to sort this out :-)
(0001999)
gb115b   
2006-09-20 11:48   
hey, how's this coming?
(0002558)
gb115b   
2007-05-30 00:52   
hi, this feature would be really useful to me, as i have speedfan running on my server in the lounge (to keep the fans quiet) but there's no good way of monitoring the HD temps and adjusting the fans appropriately
(0003436)
alfredo   
2008-05-02 14:03   
All of you, Areca owners, please, send me an email. Do not contact me using GMAIL, because it blocks zipped exes.
(0003960)
alfredo   
2008-08-11 12:39   
Full ARECA RAID support is available with the latest beta! Now you can see SMART data for each hard disk connected to ARECA controllers too!