Saturday, July 24, 2010

Use PassMark DiskCheckup to monitor the Hard Drive SMART Attributes

If you’re looking for Software that monitors SMART attributes of a particular Hard Drive, you can go with the PassMark DiskCheckup Software. As you know, SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a feature of the Computer’s Hard Drive to bring the output of various monitoring indicators of Disk reliability. If you’ve enabled the SMART on the Hard Drive, you can get the analytical information from the Hard Drive to determine a possible future failure of the HDD. Moreover, the DiskCheckup displays the current values of the SMART attributes, along with the Threshold value for the attribute.

If any of the attributes drops below its Threshold, the Drive can’t guarantee that it will be able to meet its specifications in the future. The SMART attributes change slowly over time and are helpful attempts to diagnose the life span of a particular Drive. However, DiskCheckup is able to display device information, like the Drive geometry, serial #, Model #, Media rotation rate and the supported features.