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Preempting Hard Drive Failure with S.M.A.R.T.

Almost every modern hard drive comes with a feature that can help your staff preempt many device failures. Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, or S.M.A.R.T. is a handy tool for keeping an eye on hard drive health in both data center and terminal environments. S.M.A.R.T. collects data to observe the performance of the motors, disk platters, read/write heads, and other device electronics. The HDD uses that information to compare against performance degradation trends that indicate imminent device failure. Read More

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