S.M.AR.T test bios

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by Liam Onestone, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Liam Onestone

    Liam Onestone Member

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    In my BIOS I can enable or disable s.m.a.r.t test on system startup for all drives, is it necessary to enable it
    for ssd and NVMe m.2 drives ?
     
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  2. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Would be easier to just use an app that can read the SMART info to check on drive status when you want the info.
     
  3. Liam Onestone

    Liam Onestone Member

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    I have Samsung magician installed ,should that be sufficient ??
     
  4. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Normally, that makes a very basic scan of hard drives connect to the motherboard.
    But is some cases, it adds some delay.
    Best case is to disable it, but check periodically on your storage with another software.
    My guess that manufacturers have implemented the smartctl library into their BIOS, and doesn't report accurate on NVMe drives. But I may be wrong.
    For data recovery, it's always off. The SMART will just get in the way.
     

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    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    HWINFO64 should do it all for you.
     
  6. Liam Onestone

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    Thanks Chastity !!,and also to anticupidon making it clear for me,I installed HWINFO64 with SMART test disabled in the BIOS, works fine and indeed SMART stays enabled and the boot time increased :)
     
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