I was wondering if anyone else is having an increasing number of SMART failures during POST? During the past week or so, I've noticed that users on my network are reporting SMART failures (Hard drive failure is imminent) in increasing numbers. I didn't know if this is isolated to my world, or if anyone else is experiencing these issues.
This is happening with brand new imaged and re-imaged hard drives. I've read that hard drive driver updates could help the problem, but I but I've failed to find any that are listed for my system that help the issue. Thanks in advance for your time.
S.M.A.R.T. monitors the disk-drive hardware, via electronics embedded in the circuit-board part of the disk-drive.
When you startup your computer, before it boots into Windows, your motherboard checks the disk-drive's S.M.A.R.T. status.
Because the check is done before any device-drivers are loaded, changing device-driver software cannot address the disk-drive hardware.
Do all the computers have the same manufacturer and model-number of the disk-drives?
How "smooth" is the electrical power for all the computers on your network?
First-world physical location? Third-world? Any "brown-outs" in your location?
Are you using a power-bar to block "power-spikes" from reaching your computers?
The warranty on the disk-drives can be claimed, to get them replaced.
Also, Google-search for "download free SPECCY".
Download, install, and run it, and expand its "Storage" section, and expand its "SMART" section, to view the details about the more-than-20 points that S.M.A.R.T. is monitoring. Tell us what you see, e.g., "good" or "warning" or "bad".
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