January 2nd, 1999, 03:02 PM
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.
January 4th, 1999, 02:27 PM
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).]
January 7th, 1999, 11:01 PM
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.
January 8th, 1999, 01:03 PM
Bottom line - If you are not on a network, disable it, you don't need it.
January 10th, 1999, 12:39 AM
to find out the real deal go to western digital site. www.wdc.com
January 11th, 1999, 05:51 AM
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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