Release Notes: The output of "-I" was updated with SATA-2.6 additions, and "form factor" and "rotation" displays were added to it. APM level retrieval is now supported with the "-B" flag. The "-C" output was updated to match ATA8. Logical/physical sector size reporting was added.
Release Notes: ATA_16 is now the default again, as this is required by libata for ATAPI devices. The "--prefer-ata12" argument was added to allow forcing the use of ATA_12 when needed (e.g. some USB enclosures).
Release Notes: A nasty LBA48/LBA28 confusion was resolved. Upgrading is recommended. The -N flag was fixed for use on non-LBA48 capable drives. ATA_12 is now used by default (which helps USB), and ATA_16 is used only when needed for LBA48.
Release Notes: Support for Device Configuration Overlay was added, with the new flags "--dco-freeze", "--dco-identify", and "--dco-restore". A firmware download capability was implemented. Supposedly obsolete "cache/buffer size" reporting was added to "-I". New "--idle-immediate" and "--idle-unload" flags were implemented. Kernel bugs associated with "-N" are now detected and reported.
Release Notes: This version is compatible with /sys/block/ symlinks, as seen on some distributions' kernels.
Release Notes: Safeguards were added for attempts to use "--read-sector", "--write-sector", and "--make-bad-sector" on partitions rather than the raw/full drive.
Release Notes: A new "-H" flag for (Hitachi) drive temperature was implemented. A new "-s" flag to control power-up in standby was added. Recognition of SMART Command Transport (SCT) and the display of UDMA modes 3/4/5 was added to "-i". "-I" display output was cleaned up. A bug in "-C" was fixed. The "--Istdin" option was fixed to be pipe-safe. The (over)reporting of "-T" results was fixed.
Release Notes: This release removed Major number restrictions in preparation for adding HDIO ioctl support to Linux 2.6 SATA/SCsi drivers. There are other minor changes and fixes.
Release Notes: BIG_ENDIAN issues, -t for small drives, and -p output for the SC1200 chipset have been fixed.
Release Notes: The -z, -Q, and -M flags were added. The parm range for -p was expanded.