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Old November 18, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Does anyone know how accurate the S.M.A.R.T sensor in speedfan (or others similar) is in detecting hard drive failures?
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Old November 18, 2008, 02:02 PM
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As far as I know the sensor is inside the drive and programs like speedfan just relay the data. If you are worries about the drive download the manufacturers drive diagnostic program and take a look at it.
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Old November 18, 2008, 02:09 PM
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I'm not currently worries about any of my drives, I'm looking for something for my HTPC. I was going to go with a Raid5 setup but I don't think that will be cost effective. I'm wanting something that can email me if it detects issues and then I can look more into it and see if there is a problem or not and replace the drive before I lose data.
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Old November 19, 2008, 08:55 AM
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Speed fan is the way to get an email if an event occurs on your machine, the online analysis for hard drives is very good for giving you overall status on your SMART hard drives. As far as the temperatures go , The Asus board I have showed the CPU heat spreader temperature on its monitoring software so I adjusted SpeedFans temperatures to match it and used TAT to adjust Speedfan for the individual core temperatures. The hard drive temperatures matched the digital probe temperatures I measured here so I left them alone.
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