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Windows 7: S.M.A.R.T not supported. what does it mean ?

17 Jan 2012   #1
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
S.M.A.R.T not supported. what does it mean ?

I've upgraded my computer at a low cost.


I looked in speccy as it tells that S.M.A.R.T not supported. what does it mean ?




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17 Jan 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

All modern HDDs support SMART, but it needs to be enabled in the BIOS. As you have upgraded your computer, it is quite possible that this needs enabling. By default, SMART is generally disabled in the BIOS.
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17 Jan 2012   #3
kado897

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17 Jan 2012   #4
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

thank u Dwarf and Kado for ur replies..... hw can i enable it in the bios ?
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17 Jan 2012   #5
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

one more doubt too.... my computer techie assembled my PC... in BIOS i cud see
SATA1: Nil
SATA2 : SEAGATE
SATA3 : NIL
SATA4: LITEON DVD

shud it be in SATA 1 and 2 , either than 2 and 4 ??
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17 Jan 2012   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Refer to the motherboard manual.

Chapter 2: BIOS information

Enter the BIOS by pressing Delete when you power your system up. You should now see the main menu, as shown in Chapter 2.3. The option you require is IDE Configuration, and the sub-option is SMART Monitoring [Auto]. By default, this is set as Auto on this motherboard, however explicitly set it to Enabled and then save changes by pressing F10.

Reboot, and see if SMART is now available.

Edit: As regards the ports in use, it should make no difference. They're all created equal. I've had to do that in the past, purely and simply because of the location of some of the sockets (they were obscured when a graphics card was installed).
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17 Jan 2012   #7
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Refer to the motherboard manual.

Chapter 2: BIOS information

Enter the BIOS by pressing Delete when you power your system up. You should now see the main menu, as shown in Chapter 2.3. The option you require is IDE Configuration, and the sub-option is SMART Monitoring [Auto]. By default, this is set as Auto on this motherboard, however explicitly set it to Enabled and then save changes by pressing F10.

Reboot, and see if SMART is now available.

Edit: As regards the ports in use, it should make no difference. They're all created equal. I've had to do that in the past, purely and simply because of the location of some of the sockets (they were obscured when a graphics card was installed).

Thank u so much hav a great day...
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17 Jan 2012   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know if your issue is resolved.
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17 Jan 2012   #9
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
You're welcome. Please let us know if your issue is resolved.
hi, I enabled SMART in bios... yet speccy says SMART not supported
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17 Jan 2012   #10
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

if SMART is not enabled ? is this anything to worry ? plz help

i've already enabled in the bios.. but still no luck
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