Enabling "Smart" hard drives.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dave holbon, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

    London England
    I have an EPOX 8KHA+, New IBM and Maxtor drivers that both support the smart function. Smart has been enabled on both drives using the disk manufactures utilities however when the system boots no mention is made (BIOS) that the smart function has been enabled, also I can’t locate any mention of this in the BIOS set-up screens

    Why is this?
  2. anonymo

    anonymo Guest

    what is smart function and what does it actually do ?
  3. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology, it makes sure your hard drive is running smoothly, if not, it will tell you if it's going bad...