SMART Problem

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi all,

I have a problem with HDD SMART, is there any way we can disable SMART Function, i mean stop computer from from accessing smart information, otherwise when it boot it always show my hard disk has problem. i am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Question by:sokharoit
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    Why do you want to turn off SMART?  Do you know that the SMART error report is wrong?  
    If it says there is an error, pay attention to it and replace the drive.  You will end up spending a lot more money if the drive goes bad during a critical moment and you lose irreplaceable data.
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    Disable it in the BIOS
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    Assisted Solution

    Most new BIOS's have a S.M.A.R.T. disable feature.

    However as Calledor said if it is ahowing a problem it means you have a hardware issue you will need to address. We had a custimer who ignored this message ad seven months later they lost 90% of their data on the drvei when it failed to boot any longer.

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    Expert Comment

    You're driving down the Interstate in your car ....

        ... and a dashboard warning light suddenly illuminates in bright RED saying "Low Oil" ... or "Engine OverHeating" ... or any other fairly critical piece of information.

    But of course the car still "feels" like it's driving fine.

    ... Do you keep driving several hundred miles to your destination?  (possibly destroying your engine)

    ... or do you get off at the next exit and get the problem checked?  (probably fixing the problem with no damage to the engine)

    Consider your DATA the engine.   By ignoring the S.M.A.R.T.  warning and not replacing the hard drive while you can still transfer all of your data, you're taking a BIG chance that you'll lose all of your data.

    If you want to keep using it until it totally fails, that's fine ==> BUT be sure you ALWAYS have a current backup.   The S.M.A.R.T.  warning is telling you there's a problem -- and the drive WILL fail;  it's just a matter of time.
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    as Dekota says, just go into the system BIOS and DISABLE the SMART feature right there in ADVANCED settings. some drives work fine with smart, but I have encountered others that will not work with it.  Once you disable it for those drives, they work perfectly, in fact, Ive had one drive running for 8 years that cant handle SMART, and it has never given a problem, but as soon as the CMOS resets the BIOS to defaults, the drive seems to "die".  But go into the BIOS and disable it, and bingo, it works for a few more years, no problem !!!!!!
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    Thank you for all your support

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