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Forrest Walter
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posted June 25, 2002 12:56 PM      Profile for Forrest Walter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's a big discussion happening at Macintouch about problems with Maxtor hard drives.

Checking the S.M.A.R.T. status was mentioned...but there's no free Mac utility that does this...yet.

Here is the description of SMART suite, from

SMART suite controls and monitors storage devices using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System(S.M.A.R.T.) build into ATA and SCSI Hard Drives. This is used to check the reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures. The suite contains two utilities, smartctl is a command line utility designed to perform simple S.M.A.R.T. tasks. And smartd is a daemon that periodically monitors smart status and reports errors to syslog.

Here's the download link:

Thanks for any and all help...I've got three Maxtor drives, and I'm a bit freaked out...

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posted June 29, 2002 05:54 PM      Profile for apex   Email apex   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It looks like it is for Linux only and would require a re-write to work in Mac OS X or any other OS.
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