albertDid you know the hard drive in your computer is smart?  Not Albert Einstein smart of course but it probably has Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology built into it.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know your hard drive is crashing before it actually crashes?

Unfortunately the good guys over at Microsoft didn’t think it was important enough to add a utility to so users could access the SMART results.  There are a few 3rd party tools that can be used however.  A nice article written by HowToGeek.com covers some of the more popular programs that can be used.

HowToGeek.com – How to See if Your Hard Drive is Dying

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