S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.

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Seriousness of a “Smart” disk error. How long will it last?

I have an 1 TB data disk and the bios and Windows are reporting a "Smart" error. At least, I get a Smart event but it doesn't indicate how serious the failure could be. My system is about 6 months ...
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hard drive pending sector count

For some reason, my pending sector count to be remapped is unbelievably high (2163 currently). I've seen it go up 20 in one week. But no sectors have been remapped. Dell's computer diagnostics utility ...
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How to fix high Load_Cycle_Count laptop drive (TOSHIBA MK6006GAH in Vaio TX1XP)?

Hoping someone knows exactly what's going on here. It seems this drive has some combination of aggressive power saving settings and Ubuntu defaults that has massively increased the Load_Cycle_Count ...
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Disable S.M.A.R.T. in Windows 7?

Before anyone tells me not to disable S.M.A.R.T I've confirmed in the BIOS that the drive is actually reporting it's okay. Windows is misreading whatever reports S.M.A.R.T. status. I would like to ...
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Hard drive issues - SpinRite vs. S.M.A.R.T

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, ...
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Are my hard drives dying?

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 ...
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Smart Folders on Windows XP & Vista?

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 ...
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How can I read my hard drive's SMART status in Windows 7?

How can I read the S.M.A.R.T. state of my HDDs while using Windows 7, either automatically or manually?
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Can I trust a hard drive that has had to reallocate sectors?

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 ...
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What is the easiest method of checking SMART status for your hard drive?

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 ...
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Linux desktop notification of SMART failures

Are there any notifications mechanisms for KDE and/or GNOME which read their data from smartd?