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

posted by RayeR(R) Homepage, CZ, 23.07.2010, 15:06
(edited by RayeR on 23.07.2010, 22:36)

> Any DOS tools around to read it ???

Of course there's no problem to read SMART status under DOS and there are various tools. My SMB program can do this, SMARTUDM, I guess ASTRA too and others. But I was asked by some Windows-only user, he had Abit BX133 with HPT372 UDMA133 (no RAID), and he wanted to read SMART under windows XP so I allowed it him by that dirty hack in my SMB :)

BTW I think if you enable SMART option in SETUP then BIOS checks the SMART status every boot and can display some warning. But thankfully I don't have any bad HDD with SMART that I could try.

> BTW, there have been some, probably justified, complaints about FreeDOS
> DEFRAG in the past here and at some other places, nevertheless, the

I don't use defrag (also because I dot't trust freedos defrag 100%) I use Norton Speedisk - it's fast and have many options for file/dirs ordering :)
And FAT32 partitions I defrag from windows by Speedisk fom NU2002.

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