S.M.A.R.T feature for Hard Drives what is it?



Hi, i was wondering if any 1 out there knew what the S.M.A.R.T. feature is. I have this feature on my MSI motherboard bios and was wondering what the setting is for.

Should i enable this or keep it disabled.

Thanx in advance.

BTW: My HDD is a 30Gb IBM Eide 7200 rpm will this feature help it run better or not?


Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology

What is S.M.A.R.T.?
S.M.A.R.T. is a system that enables the PC to predict the future failure of devices such as disk drives. Armed with a failure prediction, the user or system manager can back up key data, replace a suspect device prior to data loss, or avoid undesired downtime. S.M.A.R.T. is a key component of improving data integrity and data availability of the PC.

All I had to do is use the search on Maxtor.com:


Would suggest you leave it on…sounds like a useful feature


Thanx 4 ur reply Da_Taxman i appreciate it, this has really cleared the mystery up 4 me so quite obviously i should really enable it.

Once again thanx 4 the info ur knowledge knows no bounds.



Originally posted by Ch5Micky
Once ur knowledge knows no bounds.

Seek and thou shall find…

Search functions on websites rule :wink:


Originally posted by Da_Taxman
Seek and thou shall find…

Search functions on websites rule :wink: [/B]

You are an addict :wink: