|Modern hard drives are
huge and fast. They are the ultimate choice for storing data for
fast access. They are being trusted by billions of users all over
the world to keep photos, videos, music, personal documents, calculations,
emails and much more.
Did you ever lose data due to a sudden hard
The digital world is great in storing data without loss of quality
for a long period of time. Memories and work are preserved in binary
format. Computers are perceived as not being mechanical anymore,
they are working magic of electric impulses.
Did you ever listen closely to clicking sound emitted by your
Mechanics in the digital world?
Well - almost as it turns out. We are still living in a physical
world, and there are still living some mechanics within the magic:
CPU Coolers and fans that keep the PC cool, the DVD drive is still
spinning its discs and hard disc drives are still spinning their
platters and moving their read/write head around.
From all parts of a standard desktop computer system, hard disc
drives are probably the part with the highest mechanical requirements
in regard to performance and reliability for thousands of hours.
Hard disc drives do fail - because of many reasons
like "head crashes", worn platter surface, overheating,
external shocks, hardware abrasion, electrical failures and so
The predictive failure analysis technology
of hard drives is "S.M.A.R.T."
The technology built into hard disc drives that allows prediction
of upcoming failures is called Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology, or just S.M.A.R.T. for short.The hard disc drive itself
constantly measures a multitude of electrical, logical and mechanical
parameters for changes and not exceeding the normal range required
for proper functioning.
S.M.A.R.T. is constantly monitoring up to 30 health critical parameters
like - the number of reallocated sectors - the head flying height
- the time to spin up the platters- the power on/off cycles - the
encountered seek and checksum errors - the hard drive temperature..
Knowing and correctly interpreting S.M.A.R.T.
data predicts up to 70% of all fatal hard disc failures.
The downside of the S.M.A.R.T. is that whatever your hard drive
already knows about its current health state, it does not tell
you by itself. S.M.A.R.T. data has to be actively polled and properly
interpreted by a software running on the user system.
There are basically two categories of fatal hard disc failures: Those
that are unpredictable and mostly due to extreme external incidences
like overvoltage or physical impact and those that are predictable
by observation of critical parameters and their degradation over
The latter ones are addressed by S.M.A.R.T. and just require a
reliable software like DriveSitter Pro in order to forecast up
to 70% of all fatal hard disc failures.
DriveSitter Pro is
the reliable S.M.A.R.T. software solution trusted by thousands
of companies and private users all over the world to activate
the power of hard drive failure prediction for prevention of
cost-intensive stoppage, downtime or fatal loss of data.
Read more about how DriveSitter Pro
protects you from sudden hard drive failures.