The Toshiba hard drive in a Sony VAIO laptop went bad. I put in a Western Digital drive (WD1600BEVS-60RST0, firmware v4.01G04) from an HP laptop. I ran SpinRite at level 2 and found some bad sectors, ...
Yesterday I came home from work to notice that not only had my PC reboot, it was stuck in the BIOS detecting hard drives. I eventually got the machine to boot but once I got into Windows it locked ...
Is there a way to create a "Smart folder" on Vista & XP? (similar to the functionality available on Mac) Looks like there are some predefined "Search folders" on Vista. Is there a way to specify ...
How can I read the S.M.A.R.T. state of my HDDs while using Windows 7, either automatically or manually?
I ran this HD utility called CrystalDiskInfo that displays some of the S.M.A.R.T. information on my drives. It is displaying a "Caution" warning on one of my drives because its "Reallocated Sectors ...
I've seen programs in the past that were able to check the SMART status of a hard disk drive but it wasn't easy for me to find. Also, I think I had to boot into the CD in order to check on it. What is ...
Are there any notifications mechanisms for KDE and/or GNOME which read their data from smartd?