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Solid State Doctor SSD Utility Suite 3.0 Software Overview - Drive and S.M.A.R.T. Information


By: | Software in Storage | Posted: Aug 29, 2013 2:00 pm

Drive and S.M.A.R.T. Information

 

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Launching the application, we are greeted with this screen. This is where some basic information about the selected drive is listed. Our drive "C" is a RAID 0 Volume and the Solid State Doctor is unable to provide very much drive information because it is a RAID Volume.

 

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When we select our SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD, we get some basic drive information such as the drives serial number, current firmware revision, capacity before formatting, features and SSD lifetime usage. The drive internal temperature was not being read for some reason. We know internal temperature info is available because it shows up when we check the drive with CrystalDiskInfo. I spoke with LC Technologies about this and they are looking into it.

 

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Selecting the S.M.A.R.T. information icon displays the selected drives S.M.A.R.T. attributes and status of each attribute.

 

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There are two S.M.A.R.T. self-diagnostic tests available to provide more in-depth drive health analysis. The first shown here is a Quick Self Test. The Quick Self Test runs for a minimum of two minutes and reports if any errors are found.

 

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The second S.M.A.R.T. test is an Extended S.M.A.R.T. Self Test that runs for a minimum of 10 minutes and reports if any errors are found.

 

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If you want real-time drive health monitoring, you can enable the built-in SMART Polling feature. The S.M.A.R.T. Polling feature allows the user to configure alerts via e?mail in the event one or more of the individual S.M.A.R.T. attributes have been exceeded indicating a failure occurring with the SSD drive.

 

Solid State Doctor will poll the drive(s) every 60 minutes for any change to the attributes and will send an alert if any attributes are out of normal range. SMART Polling is more of an enterprise centric feature geared toward predictive end of drive life monitoring.

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