SMART

  Jackcoms 15:24 21 Oct 2005
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Belarc Advisor tells me that my SMART status is 'healthy'.

That's nice!!

However, how do I know that SMART is actually enabled in the BIOS? I wouldn't have a clue.

Can somebody give me an idiot's guide as to how to check whether it's enabled and, if it's not, how to enable it.

  dan11 15:34 21 Oct 2005

The setting, in the bios, would depend on the make and model of your motherboard.

On most motherboards, not all, you should find a switch in the bios to either enable or disable smart.

This is off an old motherboard bios. Note that smart is in the disabled position on this one. click here

  Stuartli 15:49 21 Oct 2005

If you install DriveSMART from:

click here

it will keep a permanent eye on your hard drive and warn of any potential problems.

If it doesn't work you will have to Enable SMART in the Bios.

  Stuartli 15:50 21 Oct 2005

As Belarc Advisor records your drive is healthy then it would appear to be already enabled.

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