Scsi Enclosure Services driver for WD MyPassport Essential USB 3.0

Asked by Joao Carlos Franco

I have an USB 3.0 external Western Digital MyPassport Essential 500GB drive that uses SES (Scsi Enclosure Services) firmware.
I have it partioned with 2 NTFS and 7 EXT4 partitions for storage and for Linux Ubuntu and Mint.
When I use it with Windows 7 (for external storage) I do not have Smartware installed on my Windows 7 internal disk, only the SES driver as recommended to avoid a popup windows asking for the driver.
When I use it with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise (/ on /dev/sdb7, /home on /dev/sdb8) I have the following message on boot:

ata_id[821]: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument (with a few seconds delay)

Same message with LinuxMint 13 Maya (/ on /dev/sdb6) when ending session or quit.
Would it be possible to have a linux SES driver to avoid this problem?
Thank you
                                          Joao Franco

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Are there any bugs reported?

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Joao Carlos Franco (joaomfranco) said :

No bug reported.

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Joao Carlos Franco (joaomfranco) said :

The problem has been identified and submitted upstream (see
When will Ubuntu update this?

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