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By wbf ·
hard drive smart capability disabled
in my bios ..what is smart capability
and if i enable it what should i expect

thanks in advance

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by dmiles In reply to hdd

Smart capability
A fairly new addition to the average Bios is hard drive Smart capability. Smart stands for Self Monitoring Analysis And Reporting and it allows the early prediction and warning of impending hard disk disasters.

It's difficult to recommend enabling or disabling this feature, as it does slow down your hard drive marginally; but if you're worried about your hard drive failing, it may be worth using. Don't forget to run regular Scandisk sessions (see Storage).

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