Windows System Software -- Consulting, Training, Development -- Unique Expertise, Guaranteed Results

Before Posting...
Please check out the Community Guidelines in the Announcements and Administration Category.

More Info on Driver Writing and Debugging

The free OSR Learning Library has more than 50 articles on a wide variety of topics about writing and debugging device drivers and Minifilters. From introductory level to advanced. All the articles have been recently reviewed and updated, and are written using the clear and definitive style you've come to expect from OSR over the years.

Check out The OSR Learning Library at:

IOCTL_STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE vs StorageDeviceManagementStatus

EatonEaton Member Posts: 8

IOCTL_STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE has been around for a while and is a simple way to check a device for imminent failure.
StorageDeviceManagementStatus, when used in IOCTL_STORAGE_QUERY_PROPERTY, is a newer API introduced in Windows 10. Documentation on it is very sparse and no one seems to use it.
My question is, do both of these check the same information? Does STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE->PredictFailure relate to STORAGE_DEVICE_MANAGEMENT_STATUS->Health?

I'm basically trying to figure out if there is any reason to use IOCTL_STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE over the newer StorageDeviceManagementStatus, which contains more information, but I'm not sure if it is the same information.


  • EatonEaton Member Posts: 8

    No thoughts?
    Well, the difference appears to be that StorageDeviceManagementStatus is more reliable - IOCTL_STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE always seems to fail with an error (and not because the storage is failing).

Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Upcoming OSR Seminars
OSR has suspended in-person seminars due to the Covid-19 outbreak. But, don't miss your training! Attend via the internet instead!
Writing WDF Drivers 7 Dec 2020 LIVE ONLINE
Internals & Software Drivers 25 Jan 2021 LIVE ONLINE
Developing Minifilters 8 March 2021 LIVE ONLINE