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Re: SMART - Please shut up!!



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
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