S.M.A.R.T enable or disable?

  The GnoMe 11:08 11 Jan 04

there is a feature on the bios that lets you enable or disable SMART on your hard drive.

what is this? and should i enable it?

  Chegs ® 11:18 11 Jan 04

What is S.M.A.R.T. technology for hard drives?

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is implemented into all of the modern hard disks. A special program inside the disk constantly keeps tracking the condition of a range of the vital parameters: driver, disk heads, surface state, electronics, etc. At the present time, S.M.A.R.T. technology is able to predict up to 70% of all hard disk problems! However, to use this information, you firstly have to retrieve it from the disk and analyze it.

  Chegs ® 11:19 11 Jan 04

From here click here

  dave-jens 13:20 11 Jan 04

My mobo manual suggests disable because the resources will slow your pc

  DieSse 14:10 11 Jan 04

You will never ever notice the tiny use of resources that SMART makes. It's useful extra protection - use it, that's why it was developed!

  gold 47 14:35 11 Jan 04

I leave SMART enabled i can't say i have noticed any slowdown in my computer running XP AMD 2.8 CPU.

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