Why is S.M.A.R.T disabled on my primary master and slave drives?
Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:09 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:02 PM
However it's perfectly possible for a drive to effectively be toast even though SMART says it's fine. Likewise it's entirely possible for SMART to claim a drive's been dying for the previous three years. Therefore like all technologies it's not totally foolproof. As to whether you need to do anything about it, probably not as this option's off by default in most situations.
You'll know about it when the drive's on the way out. Windows will start falling over, behaving erratically, everything gets painfully slow, files start getting corrupt or missing, etc.
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