Tag Archive: smart

Sep 03 2012

ReadyNAS and SMART Errors

Hard Drive

As some of you may be aware, I don’t put a whole lot of stock in the “SMART” feature of hard drives. Rarely have I had the SMART capabilities of a hard drive actually tell me that the drive was going to fail. Recently I had an encounter with SMART errors in a totally different …

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Jul 09 2009

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

Computer Hard Drive

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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