Volitans Software today releases a quick followup update to SMART Utility, an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives. The update fixes crash on Intel systems introduced in version 1.0.2. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on various measurements (called attributes) of a hard drive’s operation. SMART Utility not only displays the individual attributes to see their status and information, but it also uses an internal algorithm based on those attributes to detect drives failing before SMART indicates it has failed.
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