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What is Hard Drive Inspector?
What's new in this release?
Using Hard Drive Inspector
Main window
General Info View
Advanced Info View
S.M.A.R.T. details View
Prognosis View
Options Window
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S.M.A.R.T. technology
S.M.A.R.T. attributes description
T.E.C. and S.M.A.R.T.
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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
User interface

 "S.M.A.R.T. details" View

The "S.M.A.R.T. details" View presents the full info about the S.M.A.R.T. attributes of the HDD. Information is grouped by HDD (one tab per HDD). Every row includes the following info for each S.M.A.R.T. attribute:

  • status:

    - the attribute value remained unchanged since the beginning of the monitoring

    - the attribute’s value has had some uncritical changes

    - the attribute’s value has had some dangerous changes

    - the current attribute's value is near to its threshold value

    - the current attribute's value achieved its threshold value

  • attribute name

  • current state shows the ratio of the current attribute value to the best attribute value (per cent).

  • value – the current S.M.A.R.T. attribute's value

  • the flags:

    • LC - life critical

    • OC - online collection

    • PR - performance related

    • ER - error rate

    • EC - event count

    • SP - self preserving

By clicking on the attributes row, you open/close some additional information about the attribute. It includes the following information:

  • description (a short text description of the attribute's meaning).

  • view diagram hyperlink. When clicking on it, you would see the diagram's dialog with the attribute history values. A more detailed presentation can be found in the "Prognosis" View.

  • best value – the best (maximum) value that the attribute had since the monitoring began.

  • threshold (critical) value – the value is determined by the HDD's manufacturer as a critical value. As soon as this value is achieved, there is a possibility that the HDD is about to fall out (especially, in the cases of life critical attribute)

  • worst value – the worst (minimum) value that the attribute takes on since the HDD's issue date.

See the SMART attributes topic for more detailed description of these values.

Note: only one attribute can be opened at a time.