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FYI: DEATH (and the privilege to predict it reliably) (Miscellaneous)

posted by roytam(R), 17.07.2010, 05:40

> > > > I'm pretty naive in this area, but this is probably related to
> > > S.M.A.R.T.
> > > > technology. AFAICT, hard drives are notorious for flaking out after
> a
> > > few
> > > > years (not to mention modern technology in general).
> > >
> > > Wow, new Windows finally support SMART (after 15 years or so)?
> >
> > It was supported since XP (maybe a bit earlier, 2000)
> Really? Where can I check my HDD SMART status? (without 3rd party tools).
> But if you have RAID or some additional controller (like it was popular
> HPT3xx UATA133) then you will not read SMART because of stupidity of
> windows drivers :\

No. Windows will create Disk Event ID 52 when SMART value of that HD goes bad.
For checking detailed values for specified HD you have to use third party utilities(or from monitor program of controller).

And drivers from manufacturers may or may not have capability to read SMART values, please blame manufacturers. ;-)


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