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Old 04-20-06, 07:42 AM   #9
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Default Re: Enabled SATA2 and lost 1608 3dMarks! :(

Originally Posted by MattC
No it won't, but it will warn you when your HD is about to die and save you losing all your data.
Quick random quote from Adrian @ Rojakpot.

If you do not use any S.M.A.R.T.-aware utility, enabling S.M.A.R.T. in the BIOS uses up some bandwidth because the hard disk will continuously send out data packets. So, if you do not use S.M.A.R.T.-aware utilities or if you do not need that level of real-time reporting, disable HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability for better overall performance.

Some of the newer BIOS's now come with S.M.A.R.T. monitoring support built-in. When you enable HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability, these new BIOS's will automatically check the hard disk's S.M.A.R.T. status at boot-up. However, such a feature has very limited usefulness as it can only tell you the status of the hard disk at boot-up. Therefore, it is still advisable for you to disable HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability unless you use a proper S.M.A.R.T.-aware monitoring utility.
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