S.M.A.R.T. Hard Drive???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by busto, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. busto

    busto Guest

    Hey gang I have a S.M.A.R.T. capable hard drive but i don't have it enabled on my mobo...What the heck is it and should I enable it??
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Its a early-warning system for hard drive failure. If enabled, at booup the BIOS scans the drive, and S.M.A.R.T. reports whether the drive is about to fail or has failed or malfunctioned in some way. Programs like ActiveSmart provide realtime montioring of 35 essential mechanical parts of you hard drive from Windows.

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  3. theone1

    theone1 Guest

    its a kinda warning system to tell u whether your hard drive is failing.its 'essential' for any windows os.
     
  4. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    That has to be the contrived acronym ever :D
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I don't use mine. Hopefully the right choice. :rolleyes: