Tag Archive: ata

Jul 09 2009

S.M.A.R.T. (or not so smart)

I really get frustrated when it comes to hard drive diagnostics.   Specifically: S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). The theory behind S.M.A.R.T. technology is that the hard drive is supposed to provide predictive failure information for hard drives. The problem is, I’ve never had a S.M.A.R.T. technology accurately report a failure.

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