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

28 Sep 2011   #1
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T capability - benefits / risks ??

Are there any major advantages or disadvantages in enabling Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T capability?
My setup is:-
Windows 7 Pro X64.
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 545 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processors
MB:GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
HDD: Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 ATA Device
Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device


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28 Sep 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Enabling? Have you disabled smart?
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28 Sep 2011   #3
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Enabling? Have you disabled smart?
'Twas never enabled.
Why else would I ask?
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28 Sep 2011   #4
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it is useful in diagnostics. Enable it. No performance loss.
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28 Sep 2011   #5
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
Yes, it is useful in diagnostics. Enable it. No performance loss.
Thank you for the concise response.
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28 Sep 2011   #6
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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28 Sep 2011   #7
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

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?

Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T capability - benefits / risks ??-hdtune.png

Is the S.M.A.R.T feature available in Windows 7 Home Premium?


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28 Sep 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
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.
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28 Sep 2011   #9
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
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?

Attachment 177166

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.
Thank you, I am not SMART enough to have checked in the BIOS.
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28 Sep 2011   #10
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

All you had to do was press "Health" in HDtune. You have used the benchmarking function instead.
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