My Book and S.M.A.R.T status

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by G5Unit, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    How do I get my WD My Book 250gb external HD to get SMART status? And why do I need it?
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    Won't work with externals as far as I know.

    SMART status isn't really necessary, but can be useful in some cases as your HD will tell you it is failing before you lose data.
     

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