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Windows 7: Speedfan & SMART monitoring

16 Aug 2010   #1

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Speedfan & SMART monitoring

Speedfan 4.41 does not detect my two Western Digital SATA drives (WD6401AALS) under the S.M.A.R.T tab.
SMART monitoring is enabled in BIOS for both drives.
I seem to recall that the BIOS SMART function only works with IDE drives, but you can get SMART monitoring on SATA and RAID drives with 3rd party software.
I'm surprised that Speedfan is not one of those 3rd parties.
Am I missing something?

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20 Aug 2010   #2

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Yep. I was missing something.

For posterity: This issue is due to UAC. You need to right click and "Run as Administrator" to get all of Speedfan's features to work.

You could also create an Elevated Shortcut.
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