How do I read SMART Attributes.. Tags: Hardware Storage IBM Last response: January 8, 2005 11:56 PM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage January 8, 2005 11:56:43 PM Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?) How do I read SMART Attributes.. Yes I am very very confused when they make statements that Smaller means that its going to fail Can some one explain what the 3 readings mean & the RAW one,... Not all articles that I have found name the 3 attributes the same.. Thanks More about : read smart attributes Anonymous a b G Storage January 8, 2005 11:56:44 PM Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?) Previously firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > How do I read SMART Attributes.. Use the free and very good smartmontools: http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ > Yes I am very very confused when they make statements that Smaller > means that its going to fail Which is comletely wrong, of course, unlss you are talking about raw, uninterpreted values. But nobody can read these direcly anyway. > Can some one explain what the 3 readings mean & the RAW one,... Which ones? Maybe post the compete output from 'smartctl -a /dev/hda' (assuming it is the first disk) here? > Not all articles that I have found name the 3 attributes the same.. > Thanks Arno -- For email address: lastname AT tik DOT ee DOT ethz DOT ch GnuPG: ID:1E25338F FP:0C30 5782 9D93 F785 E79C 0296 797F 6B50 1E25 338F "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws" - Tacitus Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSCSI SMART attributes ForumIs it safe to use HDDScan to read SMART Attributes of HDD ForumUnable to remove read only attributes for folders and disks ForumCan Windows 7 SMART warning be trusted? ForumS.M.A.R.T capability fail ForumHelp with SMART readouts for 1tb Samsung HDD ForumHow to rapair my smart startup error ForumProblem setting directory read /hide attributes ... ForumDoes Norton Ghost retain file attributes and folder timestamps? ForumHDD very low read speed and high access time ForumWindows 7 reporting HDD failure ( SMART ) ForumS.M.A.R.T . and false positives ForumCan you tell how good this HDD is from the SMART data I'm posting? ForumSMART monitoring programs????? Forumintermittent S.M.A.R.T . errors: corrupt S.M.A.R.T . info ForumHow do you read the pwdLastSet LDAP attribute??? ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumSATA With ATA Secondary Drives - How to Jumper? ForumRead SD card with 8-in-1 reader/writer? ForumHow do I fix Drive Free Space More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !