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

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RoboZonk

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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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Alan_S

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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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pcdoctor

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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.
 
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Muertos

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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.