Monitor S.M.A.R.T. on WD Passport hard drives

Check SMART status on USB hard drive.

What is S.M.A.R.T.?
S.M.A.R.T is a special technology (S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) that enables the PC to reliably predict approaching failure of hard disk drives. This will help you to save your photos, music and all other files that important to you. You can learn more about S.M.A.R.T. using this link.

Active SMART – one of the most popular S.M.A.R.T. disk diagnostic software. Active SMART utilizes S.M.A.R.T. technology to check hard drive status, monitor hard drive temperature and prevents its overheating; additionally, it traces the drive’s internal vital data. It works in the background and constantly checks the health of your hard drive(s) by monitoring their S.M.A.R.T. status.

Download ActiveSMART for WD Passport hard drives

Active SMART support USB hard drives – WD Passport series (Western Digital Passport). Just open the program and choose the USB hard drive from the drives list. Select the SMART Information tab to check the S.M.A.R.T. status of the disk, or open the General Information tab to check the hdd temperature, estimated disk lifetime, disk performance and reliability. Also you can read S.M.A.R.T. attribute changes log.

WD Passport® Portable USB Drives information.
High-performance portable storage for your Mac® and PC. Light and rugged, it’s easy to carry and no external power adapter is needed. Comes with sync & encryption and Google™ software.

Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed 5,400 RPM (nominal)
Average Latency 5.50 ms (nominal)
Seek Times
Read Seek Time 12.0 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)
Serial Transfer Rate
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mbits/s (Max)

Active SMART shows various information about the hard drive – its S.M.A.R.T. status, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, estimated lifetime of the hard disk, disk temperature, hard drive health status and many other. It does not require any special technical knowledge and has nice looking graphical user interface.
When Active SMART detects a potential problem, the drive can be repaired or replaced before any data is lost or damaged.

Active SMART is industry-leading software for computers that use S.M.A.R.T. technology.
Learn more about Active SMART