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S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring Analysis and
This technology provides users with
advanced warning of Disk Drive failures thus enabling the Operating System
to warn Users of potential failure. S.M.A.R.T. was included in EIDE drives
with the ATA-3 specification. SMART can be Hardware or Software enabled.
Most new PC's have SMART Monitoring capabilities within their respective Bios
which may require turning ON to enable this feature. All new HD's have
integrated SMART functionality.
The SMART system is a technology for
monitoring and predicting Device performance.
DiskCheckup - SMART hard drive monitoring utility: Excellent App;
Supports PATA & SATA HDs, no SCSI nor RAID (1/16/2007).
- Adenix - Downloads:
Adenix S.M.A.R.T. Explorer. "Designed to monitor not only
computer's Hard Drive, also capable of monitoring remote Hard Drives
via Network through DCOM technology." (12/2/2003)
Active SMART S.M.A.R.T. analyzer for your hard drive: (6/8/2002).
The Hard Disk analyzing and monitoring tool based on the S.M.A.R.T.
Technology. Allows prediction of HDD failure and prevent losing
critical data. (11/8/2003)
- Data Recovery Software - IntelliSMART: Real
Time Disk Failure Prediction. Updated link. (12/2/2003)
- Active SMART Monitor, Freeware (12/10/2002).
This Disk Utility checks and monitors the status of your Hard Disk
Drives to report Drive failure and thus help prevent Data loss.
Monitors & Displays S.M.A.R.T. attributes. Use to verify what ATA
Spec your HD supports. (11/8/2003)
- SmartMonitor -
- Product - Fix-It: SMARTDefender Hard Disk Failure Early
Windows & SMART Technology:
- WMI Support for SMART Drives: "Manageability and predictive
failure capability are provided through the Microsoft Windows
Management Instrumentation (WMI) capabilities in Windows 2000,
Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. Self-Monitoring,
Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) hard drive support was
enhanced... Get Failure Prediction Mechanism, such as SMART IOCTL,
SCSI SMART, and IOCTL for filter drivers."
- 259545 - Windows 2000 Starts Slowly After Modifying SMART Drive
Parameters: Resolution: Install latest SP or Disable in Bios.
- STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE: IDE SMART.
- IOCTL_STORAGE_PREDICT_FAILURE: "Upon receiving this IOCTL,
the disk class driver attempts to verify if an IDE drive supports
self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology (SMART). If the
drive is a SCSI drive, the class driver attempts to verify if the SCSI
disk supports the equivalent IDE SMART technology."
- BUG IOCTL SMART_GET_VERSION Returns Invalid bIDEDeviceMap Info:
"The Atapi.sys driver incorrectly fills in the bIDEDeviceMap
information when the SMART_GET_VERSION IOCTL is issued. Refer
to the SMART Specification from the (SFF
- Small Form Factor Committee) for additional SMART
- SMART Functionality Not Available in Clean Windows Installation:
Applies to Win9x versions.
- Data Lifeguard
Online Diagnostics - Windows 98: "This driver must be located
in the Windows\System\Iosubsys folder to be loaded at startup and
98 Hardware Devices May Not Work Correctly in Windows 98 (Q199886)
- Smartvsd.vxd - "Smartvsd.vxd
file is not included in the Retail Version of Windows 98. This file is
present in Windows\System\Iosubsys folder on a computer upgraded from
Microsoft Windows 95. This file is not present after completing a
fresh install of Windows 98."
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