I have a pair of hardrives from a RAID which was warning of degraing on a desktop machine.

That machien is out of commision & whether I repeair it depands on whether I can still use 0, 1, or 2 of the drives.

Can anyone reccommend an S.M.A.R.T hard drive diagnotic tool which I can run from my laptop with the drives connected as external USB drives?

Btw, my laptop currently doesn't recognize its CD driver, so I can't use a live CD.

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    If you cannot read smart values using software recommended here, then the usb chip in your adapter does not support pass-through ATA commands, which are needed to read smart data. – Moab Jul 5 '11 at 13:12

I use CrystalDiskInfo, it recognizes USB drives.

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    it does not recognize my external drive, coupled over USB – Mawg Jul 5 '11 at 13:14
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    sorry, worked for my external hdd – cularis Jul 5 '11 at 13:21

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