I'm trying to run smartctl -I /dev/sda and similar commands to query SMART status on my external USB drives.
On a Linux host I would simply run: echo "0xpid:0xvid:u" | sudo tee -a /sys/module/usb_storage/parameters/quirks
Which would disable UAS and allow me to run any smartctl commands.
When I try to do this in a Vmware Fusion linux vm, UAS is disabled as shown in the output below:
lsusb -t/: Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 10000M|__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Mass Storage, Driver=usb-storage, 5000M
However the drive is not visible in the linux OS, i.e. lsblk or fdisk don't show the /dev/sda device.
I attempted to set the USB quirk in the VMX file instead like this usb.quirks.device0 = "0xvid:0xpid u" but it didn't work.
How can I run SMART commands against an external USB drive connected to my linux VM?