does anyone use Active Smart?


Blame me for the RAZR's
hey does anyone i9n here use active smart. great little hardrive monitoring tool. just wondering if it has acually saved anyone from data loss.


NTFS Stoner
yep i have 5 drives, so wen 1 started clunking i ran active smart and it kinda went WOAAAA THATS FOOOOKED

i also have 1 that it says is suffering, but im putting that to the test.... see if it dies wen it says it will :)


Blame me for the RAZR's
cool if it does post back here :) . i get a seek error on one of mine. but i think its because im downloading alot to it. what you think Gonzo.


NTFS Stoner
T.E.C. date - the date of predicted Threshold Exceeded Condition (T.E.C.) for current attribute, i.e. it is a rough estimate date when attribute value will drop below its threshold.
Active SMART uses special algorithms to predict the date of the T.E.C. for every S.M.A.R.T. attribute. To maximize accuracy of the date prediction Active SMART shows the T.E.C. date for attribute only after two changes of it's value. It allows us as much as possible increase the date calculation accuracy. Note: This date is not an exact drive fail date, it's only estimated date and it should be used only as advisory data.
thats from the help guide :)


Blame me for the RAZR's
so.. is this telling me that my drive is going to fail within the month? hmm.

added another screen shot of it..
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Blame me for the RAZR's
yah me too... its just that i lost 3 drives within 2 months... 2 within a week ( i blame it on a bad power supply since which i have replaced....)

so i am very edgy. lol.
heh. don't power supply faults/limitations suck? That's how i lost my GeForce 4 Ti4200. Power Supply in my Sony Vaio wasn't NEAR powerful enough to maintain it. *sniff* will always miss it. *thinks* wait, i have a 5700 now...... :)


Blame me for the RAZR's
yes in the last 4 years i have lost two mobos to cheap PSU's they suck indeed.

hopefully everything is ok with the drive... im sick of dealing with them. lol you dont know loss untill you lose 300 gigs worth of info with only 50 gigs backed up.

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