Using Hard Drive Inspector
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The generic description
By using S.M.A.R.T. technology (Self-Monitoring, Analysis
and Reporting Technology), virtually any intelligent component or a device
within a computer can communicate its predicted reliability status to its user
and system administrator in order to provide comprehensive protection, which can
prevent system downtime, productivity loss, and even loss of valuable data.
Since user data is not always as easy to replace as hardware
devices, most computer users would argue that their data is the most valuable
element of their computer system. In recognizing the need to elevate the
protection of user data, the majority of large-scale HDD manufacturers have
announced the implementation of the S.M.A.R.T. System for their hard disk
Through the S.M.A.R.T. System, HDDs incorporate a suite of
advanced diagnostics that monitor the internal operations of the drive and
provide an early warning for many types of potential problems. If detected, the
drive can be scheduled for replacement before the loss of data occurs. The
result would be productivity increase and improvement of data security.
The evolution of the S.M.A.R.T.
The S.M.A.R.T. is an open standard that can bring a new level
of data security to the disk drive industry. The key features of S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T. is an open industry standard, developed and endorsed by Compaq
Computers and other industry leaders. The specification has been published by
the disk drive industry's Small Form Factor Committee under document number
The technology can be extended to include a variety of devices tapes, CD-ROM,
communications devices, etc.
S.M.A.R.T. drives can be automatically monitored for impending failure
Drive’s manufacturers can use the specific internal diagnostics most appropriate
for their product.
S.M.A.R.T.-compliant hosts can take early action to protect the data on a drive
automated backup, load reduction, etc.
S.M.A.R.T. is designed to detect up to 70 percent of all predictable device
failures to extend data and overall system reliability.
S.M.A.R.T. can detect and report failure conditions that originate in the field
due to shock, vibration, temperature, and voltage extremes.
As the access to electronic information becomes more and more
vital in business and at home, Hard Drive Inspector allows exceeding the
traditional bounds of HDDs reliability and thus improve level of valuable user