S.M.A.R.T. Information tab
This tab contains information about S.M.A.R.T. status of
selected hard drive, detailed information about S.M.A.R.T.
attributes. From this screen you can control all S.M.A.R.T.
notification from your drive and choose what events you want to
On the top of the window you can find the list of S.M.A.R.T. attributes available for
this hard drive. This list contains following columns:
ID - ID number of the
name - the name of S.M.A.R.T. attribute. These names
depends of disk manufacturer. You can find out more about
attributes and its meaning here.
T.E.C. date - the date of predicted Threshold Exceeded Condition (T.E.C.) for
current attribute, i.e. it is a rough estimate date when attribute
value will drop below its threshold.
Active SMART uses special algorithms to predict the date of the
T.E.C. for every S.M.A.R.T.
attribute. To maximize accuracy of the date prediction Active SMART
shows the T.E.C. date for attribute only after two changes of it's
value. It allows us as much as possible increase the date
calculation accuracy. Note: This date is not an exact drive fail
date, it's only estimated date and it should be used only as
Threshold - Attribute threshold - the minimum
(critical) value of the attribute value.
If attribute value exceed this threshold, then Active SMART will
notify the user. In this case you should backup your data on this
disk, because failure may be imminent.
Value - current value
of the S.M.A.R.T. attribute. It's the most important
S.M.A.R.T. data of your hard drive.
Worst - worst attribute value
Status - current status of the
OK - attribute
value did not change, and it did not not exceed its threshold.
- attribute value decreased.
- attribute value increased.
If the attribute value changed then amount of change will be
shown near the change arrow.
Every attribute row in the list has a custom notification
settings button near attribute name. You can use it to
define a custom notification settings for this attribute only. For
example - you can set Active SMART to notify you only if
Reallocated Sector Count drops below 50. You can find out more
about this feature on the Attribute properties page.
From this screen you can also change the Drive
properties. This enables you to set unique notification
settings for selected drive only. For example - you can set a full
S.M.A.R.T. monitoring of the master IDE drive and enable only
temperature monitoring for a SCSI drive. Find out more about custom
drive properties on the Drive
Properties page of this documentation.
You can save a disk S.M.A.RT. Report as CSV file (Comma
Separated Values) using Report feature of Active SMART. To
save the full S.M.A.R.T. report of the drive as a csv file with a
raw S.M.A.R.T. data press Report button and choose a folder
to save the file. After this you can open this file for analisys,
for example - with Microsoft Excel.
To open disk SMART status Quick
View window press a View button. The Quick View
shows all the drive S.M.A.R.T. data in a friendly graphics form, so
you can view disk status at a glance. Find out more about SMART
status Quick View feature from the Quick View page.
To view attribute Lifetime
simulation press a button View attribute lifetime
If you would like to read more about selected attribute you can
open online S.M.A.R.T.
attributes library at ariolic.com website.
To open SMART Raw data view
press a View button and choose the corresponding option.
Using the SMART Raw data view
you can explore the Raw data of
Under the attribute description a brief result of the last
S.M.A.R.T. poll shown.