- Synology, TrueNAS
- Operating system
So, Synology find out an idea to break of providing SMART data for NAS contains “unsupported” SATA disks. What is from essential point of view just a shoot into dark or a fairytale for newbies.
The QNAP is moving this point to another level:
Once you install the software on your NAS, it takes 14 days of monitoring your disk usage before the AI can come to any conclusions about your current disks’ health. From there it will continue to monitor the drives and compare them to its own database of millions of drives’ behavior in order to send you suggestions about their current status and future actions you can take.
I like data-mining it feeds me. The idea is quite good.
But it means new era for the NAS operation = monetize your data.
However, when they think about a really deep understanding of disk behavior in the NAS, they will need much more than just SMART data. And here's the problem.
For proper interpretation of the “my disk will die” you need more sources. Everything is logged in the NAS.
Sending of such bunch of data to 3rd parties, even to the NAS vendor is dangerous.
Better idea is capture all necessary data to a container and create sequence of statistical steps to get sufficient accurate scenarios = visible just for user of the NAS.