Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

SMART monitoring

Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> Some verions of BIOS permit SMART monitoring of hard drives (may give
> the option to enable/disable it).
> Can anyone think of a reason/situation where enabling it can cause
> problems?

I've never had problems.  I've mostly used it with Seagate drives.

> I'm a believer that if BIOS offers it, I always enable it.
> Is that wrong?

Seems reasonable for most options.  On the other hand, I've had several
instances where certain BIOS settings made the system unstable.

> Do all kinds of drives, now, have the potential to incorporate SMART -

Every IDE drive nowadays has SMART I think.  SATA drives also have it, but
the linux tools don't support them yet.  Don't know about SCSI or SAS drives.


This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /