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Drive Sitter

Posted in System Utilities with tags on March 6, 2008 by patchme
Generally, fatal hard disk drive failures can be classified in (a) failures due to general aging and hardware abrasions and (b) sudden failures because of extreme external incidence (as a fall of or very high environment temperature). Apart from the latter, between 60% and 70% of all sudden hard disk drive failures can be forecasted by S.M.A.R.T. technology nowadays if the S.M.A.R.T. status is appraised in regular intervals not larger than 3 hours.

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