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Windows 7: Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T capability - benefits / risks ??

28 Sep 2011   #11
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
All you had to do was press "Health" in HDtune. You have used the benchmarking function instead.
Nope

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I suspect that there is another version that I have not loaded.




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28 Sep 2011   #12
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

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There must be functionality that my version of HDTune does not provide. I see no way that this application can help me predict when I am going to have a HDD failure.

Is there more to HDTune than this snip reveals?

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Is the S.M.A.R.T feature available in Windows 7 Home Premium?
Do you have smart enable in BIOS? if yes, click on Health.
I went into the BIOS and enabled SMART. When I rebooted, it failed to start and went into recovery mode.

After the repair action was completed, I am up and running but nothing has changed. Next time I boot, I'll check for the BIOS change BUT I am leaving well enough alone for right now.

Curiosity does kill "the cat and my computer".
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28 Sep 2011   #13
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

This is what I get. Your problem probably runs deeper than simple SMART, try resetting everything by removing the battery if you're upto it.


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28 Sep 2011   #14
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just out of interest HDtune does not show me any smart info for my "C" Drive, however it works for all other drives


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28 Sep 2011   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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28 Sep 2011   #16
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Just out of interest HDtune does not show me any smart info for my "C" Drive, however it works for all other drives
It is showing the data for your SSD in the second screenshot though. Probably due to the older version you are running.
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28 Sep 2011   #17
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Just out of interest HDtune does not show me any smart info for my "C" Drive, however it works for all other drives
It is showing the data for your SSD in the second screenshot though. Probably due to the older version you are running.
there are 2 ssd's

PS it is also the newest free version
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28 Sep 2011   #18
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

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there are 2 ssd's

PS it is also the newest free version
*scratches head*
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28 Sep 2011   #19
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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there are 2 ssd's

PS it is also the newest free version
*scratches head*
Yeah that is all I can do as well lol it must be a bug, I just thought that as the OP is using 3 HDD's he may have the same bug.
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28 Sep 2011   #20
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

How about Speedfan? It can read SMART data too.
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