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Friday, August 5, 2011


What is S.M.A.R.T. and how can we use it to avoid data disaster?

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 
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SpeedFan 4.44 in Windows 7
Original author(s) Alfredo Milani Comparetti[1]
Developer(s) Alfredo Milani Comparetti
Initial release ?
Stable release 4.44  (March 17, 2011; 4 months ago) [+/−]
Preview release [+/−]
Written in Delphi, C++, C
Operating system Windows 95 and later[1]
Available in Multilanguage
Type System hardware monitor
License Freeware[1]

Version 4.38 added full support for AMCC/3ware SATA and RAID controllers.

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