Hd S.m.a.r.t.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by painbird, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. painbird

    painbird Guest

    is it worth turning this on? what does it do?

    S.M.A.R.T. technology?

  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    basically it lets you know if there is impending hard-drive failure...

    I leave mine on all teh time..

    if it says imminent failure it allows you time to migrate data from one storage device to another...
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  3. painbird

    painbird Guest

    does it affect the speed of said HD?
  4. painbird

    painbird Guest

    of course, now i can't remember how to turn it on. can anyone help or is it something i would have to buy?
  5. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

    Elkhart, IN
    you set it in the BIOS, but I wouldn't just totally rely on S.M.A.R.T. to tell you your drive is going to fail.
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    it's been telling me for 5 month's 1 of my raid array drives was on it's way out...

    funny thing happend this morning (right b4 i was going to make a backup *cough* )

    it died :confused: