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SMART drive utility with external support


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incredidome

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Does anyone know of a SMART monitoring utility that has external hard drive support? Any one of below would be fine (and please give your own review of utility if you have experience with it).

Active SMART
DiskCheckup
HDD Health
HDDlife
SpeedFan
DriveSitter

Or any other utilities I have not found.

smartmontools is too complicated for illiterate me, and HDTune is not supporting the IOMEGA and Seagate external drives I bought 1 week ago.
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still wondering
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I am guessing no SMART utilities can monitor external drives? :\

Can someone confirm this?
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If only I knew what SMART was.. lol
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SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is functionality built into recent hard disks that assist in predicting the drive's own failure.

SMART utility is required to retrieve this information.

I need a program that retrieves SMART data from external drives :\
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Its usually supplied with the disk, each manufacturer has there own utility just get the one for the drive in question.
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