what is S.M.A.R.T and do I need it when I'm using freebsd (5.x...)

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Sep 3 08:01:44 PDT 2004

The date on your computer is wrong:
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2004 09:50:41 +0200

Sorry I don't know the answer to your question.

Angelin Lalev <lalev at sv-bg.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've got this question that bugs me.
> It seems that the bios setup utility on my desktop machine (MB. 
> GA-8IPE1000-G Pro) does not support turning on S.M.A.R.T.
> I remember that long ago I've read somewhere in the net
> that S.M.A.R.T has to do something with remapping the bad sectors
> on the IDE drive similar to the way SCSI controller should do it,
> but probably I've got it wrong...
> So, what is S.M.A.R.T, does FreeBSD use it, and should it be turned
> on trough the bios setup utility?

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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