Q80051912 - With the ARC-8050, is it possible for my host to execute S.M.A.R.T. health checks on individual HDDs inside the Areca box, using common tools such as smartmontools?
Smartmontools can support Areca RAID controller include ARC-8050. Please check the man page of smartcrl. There have specific parameters needed to be able to inquiry drives after Areca raid controllers.