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Is S.M.A.R.T. smart?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mcuk_storm, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. mcuk_storm

    mcuk_storm Thread Starter

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    I have just had a message from SMART telling me that my hard drives failure was immenent. Does SMART really tell the truth, should i change my drive now?

    Any advice much appreciated,

    Grant
     
  2. Piringa

    Piringa

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    Just back up your stuff on cd-r and keep using it. Don't always believe a thing thats inferior to humans. You own your computer and you run it, it doesn't run you.

    Good advice by EL CAPITAN BARAJAS AKA PIRINGA,
    bow down to me you intelectually challenged and uncivilized gang members. All haters too!!!

    BOW DOWN , lol, hows that for advice hehe :")
     
  3. putasolution

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    I wouldn't necessarily replace it now, but I sure as anything would be doing a drive image/clone, in case it did decide that it was going to that HDD repository in the sky!!!
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I've had two drives come up with SMART warnings in the last year, one died a couple weeks later, the other got sent back for warranty replacement before it had a chance to die. I'd make sure you're prepared for a drive failure with good backups. It's not always a sure thing, but the failure warnings are there for a reason. :)
     
  5. raybro

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    The advise to backup your data is a good thing to pay attention to. I recommend you also download a hard drive diagnostic program and run it for a "second opinion". I have used Maxtor's PowerMax with good results. It's free here:

    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm

    Be sure to read the instructions for use. :cool:
     
  6. pronute

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    Start backing up now every SMART warning I have ever seen has come true, and if you have the money buy that new drive soon as you can, and clone an image of your present drive on it now so that when your drive fails you can go on without to much interruption.
     
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