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RAID, and S.M.A.R.T. what are they, and what do they do. Also, what benefit could I have by getting or using them?
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Not sure what S.M.A.R.T. is.

RAID: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/17281-...highlight=raid
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SMART is a function integrated into most harddrives from 2000 up. It detects read errors on the hard drive past normal operating spec, evidence of a failing hard drive. This way, you can back everything up before it crashes.
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By S.M.A.R.T I mean hard drive smart capability. IDK what it is, it just says S.M.A.R.T. HD capability disabled in bios, so I was wondeing what it is, and what benfit it would have for me.
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post #5 of 11
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So, should I have it enabled?
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I'd suggest it. It's not any sort of performance hit that I've ever experienced, and it's very beneficial if you have valuable data on your hard drive.
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post #7 of 11
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I'd suggest it. It's not any sort of performance hit that I've ever experienced.
So are you saying, that it will slow my computer down if it is enabled?
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post #8 of 11
He said it won't.
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post #9 of 11
Nope, I personally have not experienced any performance hit when using SMART. I would enable it if I were you, just as a backup precautionary procedure.
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post #10 of 11
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Ok, thanks I appreciate you help!
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