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A question about SMART

By mickey2008
Aug 18, 2005
  1. Everyone konws that smart can repond some informations of HD,and if your HD is dangerous ,smart can send a warning message,but how to test it.
    May be my test is crazy but my company need me to do it,how to make a fine disk to error disk,then I can test the correctness of smart,but I can not destroy the disk. :( :(
    If you can ,please help me.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can read moe inormation from SMART than just "failed" or "ok". There are several counters and values you can retrieve via SMART.

    If you absolutely insist on creating a prefailure condition then you could try oveheating the drive. Unless you really overdo it the drive should just shut down. And you should get a SMART warning before that.

    You do realise that you need special software in order to receive SMART errors and statistics?
     
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