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Why S.M.A.R.T. information is important
« on: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 03:51:07 AM »
I recently bought a cheap hard drive from Newegg. It worked and had 92% health when piggy-backed onto a test computer. So I popped it in the computer it was meant to go in, installed Windows and everything went fine. Then I checked the S.M.A.R.T. info again, this time it was 82%:

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This is definitely abnormal and shouldn't happen (no jokes from Linux/Mac users about Windows damaging hardware). The hard drive shouldn't have even been at 92% out of the box but since it was needed quickly, I went ahead with it. It's worth noting that this drive also passed ALL Seagate Tools (it was as Seagate drive). Lesson: no matter wherever you buy your hard drives, test them before putting them into use.
It's like shaving your pubes to make your junk look bigger.
Might look bigger, but it aint.....

 

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