8.7 Release Notes with Screenshots

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Installation:

Set DTB default driver to be STBTrace instead of NTPort

Install new VB-based SCSI Command Compliance file(s) instead of old ones.

This replaces the old ScriptWriterPro project with a complete Visual Basic project.

Update default.def file

This adds several new definitions for various Log Pages and Parameters

Use updated GetHaspMFC.exe to get DEP setting on Win7 properly

This eliminates all unnecessary DEP-related error messages or warnings during the install process.

DMM:

Fixes/Changes:

Fix PreTest Actions fw/dl to work correctly with SATA drives

This automatically senses whether the drive under test (DUT) is SATA or SCSI/SAS/FC and uses the appropriate firmware download procedure for the drive type.

Change “SCSI DST” test step name to “Drive SelfTest”

This test is modified to detect the drive type (SATA, SCSI, SAS,FC) and run the appropriate short self test. See List of DMM Test Steps below in item #7

Change “SATA Info” test name  “Drive Info”

This test will automatically sense the drive type and use SCSI INQUIRY commands for SCSI/SAS/FC drives or SATA IDENTIFY & various SMART log retrievals for SATA drives. See List of DMM Test Steps below in item #7

Changed SATA FWDL

Removed from test menu – use old “FW Download” test step instead as it has been fixed to sense which type of drive is under test and will use the appropriate firmware download method.

See List of DMM Test Steps below in item #7

Fix FW Download transfer length

Previously a condition could appear where the final transfer in a segmented firmware download would not be the correct transfer length

 Logfile path now stored in the sequence files and retrieved when sequence file loaded

List of DMM Test Steps in version 8.7

 

DMM Additions/New Features

Add logging drive temperature to “Drive Info” test step .

Records drive temperature in the log file for SATA and SCSI/SAS/FC drives

Add SSD Preconditioning Test

This new test step does all of the steps necessary to prepare a SSD for testing or benchmarking.

 

New device display

Displays adapters and drives in a tree structure.

Adds a Status column for each drive to report test progress, errors, problems, status

Allows all drives attached to a given HBA/Adapter to be selected with one checkbox

Example of new device display –

 Add new data pattern “Encryption”

A pre-created file of random numbers is used to eliminate the compute time needed to generate a large number of random numbers.

Add “Customizable fields in DMM logs.

Each test step can have a user-defined text field. Each test run can have a user-definable Operator field and Test Description field.

Example of the “Per-Test Step” custom text field in Advanced Options –

Example of overall test custom text fields at runtime –

Add the ability to add a Date-Time stamp to the log file names

Update Drive Info test –

SATA drives will interpret IDENTIFY information to include changes from T13 ACS-3

 

Add DUT Capacity and Block size to logfile header

Example of new DMM logfile header information –

When user adds a test, or modifies a test, or load a new test sequence, the special text field on Advanced Options is cleared

VCPSSL:

Additions/New Features

1. 64-bit support for “Number of Blocks To Transfer” (i.e. can now transfer more than 4,294,967,295 blocks in a test)

2. New test using File-based I/O

3. Add new info on “Transmit Mismatch Length” (user can now retrieve Expected versus Actual)

4. On error, add a timestamp to when the I/O went out, and when the I/O completed

 

 

STB:

 

Fixes/Changes:

  • Fix Original Mode Double-click to be correct with native SATA drives

  • Fixed Mode Page 0x1A display so IDLE_B is displayed properly

  • Fixed Quick Profile test to not announce read defect failed on SATA drives

  • Fix Idle_B bit setting in Mode Page 1A

  • Fix Display for Log Page 0x0E

  • Fix DCO Settings APM value

 

 

Additions/New Features

Add “restore original capacity” to Disk->Commands->Capacity/Block Functions

Allows factory default capacity to be restored if the original capacity is unknown

In STB Original Mode, Disk-Commands->Capacity/Block Functions –

Example –

 

Add an Original mode SATA Corrupt Blocks command

If the drive supports the SATA WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT command blocks will can be corrupted from a starting LBA.

In STB Original mode, ATA/SATA->Commands->Corrupt Blocks –

Double-click disk – report drive RPM.

Example-

 

Update SATA IDENTIFY to include changes from T13 ACS-3

Example –

Output from ATA IDENTIFY Window

The time is Tue Jan 22 10:26:02 2013

Untitled DocumentOutput from ATA IDENTIFY Window
The time is Tue Jan 22 10:26:02 2013
 
Model Number = OCZ-VERTEX3                            
Serial Number = OCZ-63D3M596E907S6PZ
Firmware Version = 2.22   
# of Sectors transferred per interrupt = 16
Trusted Computing feature set NOT supported
Standby timer values supported
IORDY supported
IORDY may be disabled
LBA supported
DMA supported
The BLOCK ERASE EXT command is NOT supported
The OVERWRITE EXT command is NOT supported
The CRYPTO SCRAMBLED EXT command is NOT supported
The Sanitize feature set is NOT supported
# of logical sectors xferred per DRQ data block on READ/WRITE Multiple commands = 0
# of user addressable sectors = 234441648
# of user addressable sectors (48-bit Addressing) = 234441648
Deterministic data in trimmed LBA range is supported
Long Physical Sector Alignment Error Reporting Control is NOT supported
READ BUFFER DMA is NOT supported
WRITE BUFFER DMA is NOT supported
DOWNLOAD MICROCODE is NOT supported
Optional ATA device 28-bit commands are supported
Trimmed LBA ranges(s) returning zeroed data is NOT supported
Device DOES NOT Encrypt All User DAata on the device
Extended Number of User Addressable Sectors is NOT supported
All write cache is NOT non-volatile
Maximum Queue Depth = 32
Supports READ LOG DMA EXT as quivalent to READ LOG EXT
Supports Device Automatic Partial to Slumber transitions
DOES NOT Support Host Automatic Partial to Slumber transitions
DOES NOT Support NCQ Priority Information
DOES NOT Support Unload while NCQ Commands are outstanding
Supports PHY event counters
Supports recpt of host power mngmnt requests
Supports the NQC feature set
Supports SATA Gen-3 speed (6.0Gb/s)
Supports SATA Gen-2 speed (3.0Gb/s)
Supports SATA Gen-1 speed (1.5Gb/s)
DOES NOT Support RECEIVED FPDMA QUEUED and SEND FPDMA QUEUED commands
DOES NOT Support NCQ Queue Management Command
DOES NOT Support NCQ streaming
Coded current negotiated SATA signal speed = 6
Does Not Support NCQ Autosense
Supports Software Settings Preservation
Does Not Support Hardware Feature Control
Does Not Support in order data delivery
Supports initiating power management
Supports DMA setup auto-activation
Does Not Support non-zero buffer offsets
Automatic Partial to Slumber transitions NOT Enabled
Software Settings Preservation Enabled
Hardware Feature Control is NOT Enabled
in order data recovery NOT enabled
Device initiated power management NOT enabled
DMA setup auto-activation NOT enabled
non-zero buffer offsets NOT enabled
Does NOT Support ACS-2
Supports ATA8-ACS
Supports ATA/ATAPI7
Supports ATA/ATAPI6
Supports ATA/ATAPI5
Supports ATA/ATAPI4
NOP command supported
READ BUFFER command supported
WRITE BUFFER command supported
Host protected area supported
DEVICE RESET command NOT supported
SERVICE interrupt NOT supported
release interrupt NOT supported
Read look ahead supported
write cache supported
Power Management feature set supported
Removeable Media feature set NOT supported
Security Mode feature set supported
SMART feature set supported
FLUSH CACHE EXT command supported
FLUSH CACHE command supported
Device Configuration Overlay NOT supported
48 bit address supported
Automatic Acoustic Management NOT supported
SET MAX security extension NOT supported
Address Offset Reserved Area Boot NOT supported
SET FEATURES required to spinup
Power-up in Standby feature supported
Removable Media Status feature NOT supported
Advanced Power Management feature supported
CFA feature set NOT supported
READ/WRITE DMA QUEUED NOT supported
DOWNLOAD MICROCODE command supported
IDLE IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD supported
64 bit WWN supported
WRITE DMA QUEUED FUA EXT command NOT  supported
WRITE DMA FUA EXT & WRIE MULTIPLE FUA EXT commands supported
GPL feature set supported
Streaming feature set NOT supported
Media Card Pass Through NOT supported
Media Serial Number NOT supported
SMART Self-test supported
SMART Error Logging supported
READ BUFFER command supported
WRITE BUFFER command supported
HPA area has been established
DEVICE RESET command NOT supported
SERVICE INTERRUPT enabled
RELEASE INTERRUPT NOT enabled
READ LOOK-AHEAD NOT enabled
Volatile write cache enabled
PACKET FEATURE NOT supported
MANDITORY POWER MANAGEMENT supported
Media Serial Number NOT supported
SECURITY FEATURE SET NOT Enabled
SMART FEATURE SET Enabled
Words 120:119 are valid
FLUSH CACHE EXT command supported
FLUSH CACHE command supported
Device Configuration Overlay NOT supported
48-bit Address features set supported
Automatic Acoustic Management feature set NOT enabled
SET MAX SECURITY extension NOT enabled by SET MAX SET PASSWORD
SET FEATURES subcommand required to spin-up after power-up
Power-Up in Standby feature set NOT enabled
Advanced Power Management feature set enabled
CFA feature set NOT supported
READ/WRITE DMA QUEUED command NOT supported
DOWNLOAD MICROCODE command supported
IDLE IMMEDIATE WITH UNLOAD FEATURE supported
64 bit world wide name supported
WRITE DMA QUEUED FUA EXT command NOT supported
WRITE DMA FUA EXT and WRITE MULTIPLE FUA EXT commands supported
General purpose logging feature set supported
Media Serial Number is NOT valid
SMART self-test supported
SMART error logging supported
Ultra DMA mode 6 is selected
Ultra DMA mode 5 is NOT selected
Ultra DMA mode 4 is NOT selected
Ultra DMA mode 3 is NOT selected
Ultra DMA mode 2 is NOT selected
Ultra DMA mode 1 is NOT selected
Ultra DMA mode 0 is NOT selected
Ultra DMA mode 6 and below are supported
Ultra DMA mode 5 and below are supported
Ultra DMA mode 4 and below are supported
Ultra DMA mode 3 and below are supported
Ultra DMA mode 2 and below are supported
Ultra DMA mode 1 and below are supported
Ultra DMA mode 0 and below are supported
Time for Normal Security Erase Unit = 2
Time for Enhanced Security Erase Unit = 1
Current APM level value = 255
Master Password Identifier = 65535
Device is a SATA device
Device detected the CBLID- below Vihb
Stream Minimum Request Size = 0
Stream Transfer Time – DMA = 0
Streaming Access Latency – DMA and PIO = 0
Streaming Performance Granularity = 0
Number of User Addressable Logical Sectors = 234441648
Streaming Transfer Time – PIO = 0
Maximum number of 512-byte blocks per DATA SET MANAGEMENT command = 8
Device does NOT have multiple logical sectors per physical sector
Device logical sector is NOT longer than 256 Words
WWN = 5E 83 A9 7E 33 1B 61 70
Logical sector size  = 0
DSN feature set NOT supported
Accessible Max Address Configuration feature set NOT supported
Extended Power Conditions feature set NOT supported
Sense Data Reporting feature set NOT supported
Free-fall control feature set NOT supported
Segmented Download Microcode feature supported
READ and WRITE DMA EXT GPL option commands supported
WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT NOT supported
Write-Read-Verify feature set is supported
DSN feature set NOT enabled
Extended Power Conditions feature set NOT enabled
Sense Data Reporting feature set NOT enabled
Free-fall control feature set NOT enabled
Segmented Download Microcode (mode 3)feature enabled
READ and WRITE DMA EXT GPL option commands enabled
WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT NOT enabled
Write-Read-Verify feature set is NOT enabled
Enhanced Security Erase NOT supported
Security count NOT expired
Security Frozen
Security NOT locked
Security NOT Enabled
Security Supported
Device Nominal Form Factor = 0
the Trim bit in the DATA SET MANAGEMENT command is supported
The SCT Data Tables command is supported
The SCT Feature Control command is NOT supported
The SCT Error Recovery Control command is NOT supported
The SCT Write Same command is NOT supported
The SCT Command Transport is supported
Nominal Media Rotation Rate = 1
SATA 3.0
SATA 2.6
SATA 2.5
SATA II:Extensions
SATA 1.0a
ATA8-AST
Minimum # of 512 byte blocks per download segment = 0
Maximum # of 512 byte blocks per download segment = 0
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