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  1. #1
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    S.M.A.R.T. for Hard-Drives

    On my motherboard i saw the option S.M.A.R.T. enable/disable and would like to know more obout this option like advantages and dis-advantages and wat does it mean.


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    This option allows a network administrator to monitor the condition of the networked drives. Stans for "Self-Monitoring and Analysis Reporting Technology". Disable for a home PC.

    [This message has been edited by Alan_S (edited 01-04-99).]

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    IBM has S.M.A.R.T. Technology on their drives. They also provide for download a windows utility that will monitor the condition of the disk drive and log any sector read failures. The filename is called
    ezsmart.exe and is about 1meg in size.

  4. #4
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    Bottom line - If you are not on a network, disable it, you don't need it.

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    to find out the real deal go to western digital site. www.wdc.com

  6. #6
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    Actually, if you have a small LAN in your domicile, it can be nice for the "Net Admin" to get his/her/its hands on such stuff. It does utterly no harm to enable it; it's simply meaningless in a non-networked situation.


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