What does SMART mean

Question

When I go to boot up my computer I get this message,"Smart Failure on disk0:Maxtor 53073H6 (PM)".Then it will say to continue press F1.

Answer

This question was answered on September 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The SMART technology automatically monitors a disk drive's health and reports potential problems While your hard disk may last quite a while longer, it also may crash at any time This alert is a warning to you to back up your hard drive and replace it before it crashes.

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Posted by Robin of Mesa Community College on September 5, 2002