Install SMART status?

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  1. avingochea macrumors member

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    Hey guyz, I bought a 2.5" 500gb hdd for my macbook, and was wondering if there was a way to give it smart status? Is that something I can install on this hdd? Thanks!
     
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  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Disk Utility will give a pass/fail indication.

    For more detail, I've been using: smartctl and SMARTUtility.
     
  4. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone should avoid using Disk Utility to check hard drive health. Almost any failing drive will show a "verified" status. Use something that shows all information such as SMART Utility.
     
  5. avingochea thread starter macrumors member

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    I reformated it and in disk utility it says S.M.A.R.T. Status: Not Supported

    Oh I just read one of the links for SMARTutility and it seems that smart status is built in by the manufacturer.. Thanks anyway guys.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If the drive is in an external case (Firewire or USB2), the SMART status is not accessible. Otherwise, you should at least get the "verified" status.
     

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