Anybody have a list of what is normal SMART values for HDDs?

By Vigilante
Dec 23, 2005
  1. I'm to lazy and don't have time to research it right now. But I run the program SmartMon on a PC sometimes for the SMART monitoring. However I don't really know what should be a proper threshhold for any particular value.

    Does anybody know of a website or resource that compares different types of HDDs (ide, sata) and speeds (5400, 7200, 10000) and even IDE speeds etc...
    And then show what sort of SMART values that drive should probably have?

    Case in particular, I'd like to know what sort of values are normal to find on a 40gb, 7200rpm IDE.

  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    I'm still interested in this fellas. SMART monitoring does no good if you don't know what the values are for in the first place. I can't seem to find any benchmarks for what to expect these values to be.

  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    I think Active SMART is the one I was using, a trial or something.

    Problem is, it lists loads of SMART values about your hard drive, which are all but meaningless, I wouldn't know if the values are good or bad, slow or fast. It gives no hints. Some values are supposed to be "good" when the numbers a low, some when the numbers are high. Just don't know what.
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