Comparison of S.M.A.R.T. tools
SMART errors are not always a SURE sign of hard disk failure. A hard disk can sometimes run for some time with a SMART error, but replacement is still VERY highly recommended.
You can choose to turn SMART off in most BIOS's today, although it's not typically a good idea.
All the big HDD makers have a utility to look at hard drive S.M.A.R.T. status. Many SMART errors are warranted. The drive doesn't actually have to stop working completely in order to get a warranty replacement, but check the warranty to make sure your SMART error is covered by the warranty.
Western Digital has Datalife tools Hitachi Drive Fitness Test:
ROG CPU-Z 1.57.1 at this address.(ASUS)
Ashampoo HDD Control 2
SpeedFan 4.44 in Windows 7
|Original author(s)||Alfredo Milani Comparetti|
|Developer(s)||Alfredo Milani Comparetti|
|Stable release||+/−](March 17, 2011 ) [|
|Written in||Delphi, C++, C|
|Operating system||Windows 95 and later|
|Type||System hardware monitor|
Version 4.38 added full support for AMCC/3ware SATA and RAID controllers.