On Thursday 11 June 2009 05:17:41 Bruno Wolff III wrote: > On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:41:25 -0400, > > David <dgboles comcast net> wrote: > > I thought that the OP was using real diagnostics. The BIOS or the > > testing software from the HD manufacturer. Not some cute little utility > > from 'some one out there' in Cyber-Space. > > SMART is a real standard and the smartmontools application has been written > to take advantage of the standard. And in most situations is more useful > than the manufacturer provided tools. There are some cases where you need > the device specific tools, but those cases should be rare. I used the output from smartmontools in my dealings with Acer, when I sent my laptop for a drive replacement. They accepted that as a reason to give me a return code.. Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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