SMART problem?


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Bill

I recently installed a brand new Seagate 7200 Barracuda HD into my
computer with no problems whatsoever.

A "SMART" test via company online website shows "no parameters
exceeded."

Imagine my surprise when a trial SMART software which I downloaded for
free indicated TEC in May 2004 (!!!).

This software is called Active Smart 2.41.

Has anyone had similar disagreements with SMART before?

Comments wanted

thanks
 
W

Will Dormann

Bill said:
I recently installed a brand new Seagate 7200 Barracuda HD into my
computer with no problems whatsoever.

A "SMART" test via company online website shows "no parameters
exceeded."

Imagine my surprise when a trial SMART software which I downloaded for
free indicated TEC in May 2004 (!!!).

This software is called Active Smart 2.41.

Has anyone had similar disagreements with SMART before?
What is the TEC that occurred. Without that info, the warning is pretty
useless.

Some SMART programs are more thorough than others. For the real scoop,
run "smartctl -a /dev/hda" (if it's your first hard drive)
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/smartmontools/smartmontools-5.31-1.win32.zip?download


-WD
 
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Will Dormann

Bob said:
I have Win2K and tried:

smartctl -a -d ata \\.\c:

and got back

+++++
Smartctl open device: \\.\c: failed: No such file or directory
+++++

What's wrong?
What's wrong is you did not follow my directions. If it's the first
drive you want to test, type:
smartctl -a /dev/hda


-WD
 
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Bob

Some SMART programs are more thorough than others. For the real scoop,
run "smartctl -a /dev/hda" (if it's your first hard drive)
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/smartmontools/smartmontools-5.31-1.win32.zip?download
I have Win2K and tried:

smartctl -a -d ata \\.\c:

and got back

+++++
Smartctl open device: \\.\c: failed: No such file or directory
+++++

What's wrong?

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Bob

What's wrong is you did not follow my directions.
You did not indicate that your directions were for Windows.

Furthermore the directions furnished with the utility do not indicate
that as the syntax for Windows.

It would help if you would be more explicit.
If it's the first
drive you want to test, type:
smartctl -a /dev/hda
Indeed that works.

Thanks for the clarification.

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Map Of The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy:
http://www.freewebs.com/vrwc/

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in one pretty and well-preserved piece.
One should rather skid in broadside, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, loudly proclaiming "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"
 
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Arno Wagner

Previously Will Dormann said:
Bill wrote:
What is the TEC that occurred. Without that info, the warning is pretty
useless.
Some SMART programs are more thorough than others. For the real scoop,
run "smartctl -a /dev/hda" (if it's your first hard drive)
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/smartmontools/smartmontools-5.31-1.win32.zip?download
Hey cool, this thing has a windows port?
I use it all the time for automatic monitoring (cron-jobs) in Linux.

Arno
 

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