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Old April 30, 2009, 03:05 PM
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hey guys, just wondering if you know of any program/site that can give me an in-depth look at the SMART data of my hard drives, like what SpeedFan does. Except Speedfan is being a little prick with my computer and not detecting my hard drives, otherwise i'd use speedfan to do the online analasys.

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Old April 30, 2009, 03:28 PM
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I use the smartmontools from Linux to print the SMART data from my drives. Speedfan / HDTune never figured out how to get at the SMART data through my motherboard's SATA ports.
I boot into Linux and type smartctl --all /dev/sd<letter corresponding to hdd> into a terminal and it dumps all the SMART data. You can use a Linux Live CD like Main Page - SystemRescueCd
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Old April 30, 2009, 07:50 PM
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I have been using CrystalDiskInfo and have found that it gives pretty much all the info you could want. Oh yea it is free as well.

Now if you want even more info, such as getting emails if one of your drives falls below a certain health or over a certain temp, then get HD Sentinel. You can also set it to run as a service in the background like I do. Really a very nice piece of software, highly recommended. But then again this one does cost money, but they do have a trial I believe.

Oh yea forgot to mention that HD Sentinel supports SSDs as well.
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