ADM Does Not Support Promise TX2 ATA133 (PATA133) PCI Hard Drive Controller
I have a Custom built 2002 computer running Windows XP Pro using a Promise TX2 ATA133 (PATA133) PCI hard drive controller. Sadly, I must report that Acronis Drive Monitor v1.0.507 does not support the Promise controller.
However, my PCMag.com bought utility HdHeartBeat2 does so I already have an alternate solution. Interestingly, the HDHB2 can read the SMART information not only for a 300GB PATA drive, but also for a 1TB SATA drive connected using a VIN Digital SATA to IDE converter. I take this to mean that SMART information is preserved whenever an SATA drive is converted to work with a PATA controller.
But HDHB2 has never supported USB hard drives and Acronis Drive Monitor does. Thus I have full coverage of all my hard drives for the first time thanks to both of them. It's just a shame that it takes two separate utilities to do the job.