No Smart Card HD Problem

P4m80p / Snc302eeh
December 1, 2009 at 19:39:46
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Pro, 3.073 GHz / 1022 MB
I have A hard drive that I've had for about 12 years, and there is nothing wrong with it. I have used it in several different computers and it has never crashed, yet every time I install it on a modern computer it says smart card reports possible hard drive failure, which is bogus because the hard drive doesn't have a smart card, it's old and came out before hard drives had smart cards built in.

It's only a 6gig drive I call it old reliable because I have never had a problem with it, no data loss or anything. And I'm almost 100 percent sure that there still isn't anything wrong with the drive. But I get that smart card error every time during boot up on my test computer.

So I'm wondering if it is just bogus or do I have a real problem, the drive really does not have a smart card at all, how it reports having one I don't know.

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December 1, 2009 at 19:45:00
"it says smart card reports possible hard drive failure"

It didn't say smart card, it says S.M.A.R.T.
It stands for "Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology".

As you mentioned, your hard drive is pretty old and did not support S.M.A.R.T.

So enter the BIOS and disable the S.M.A.R.T option.

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December 2, 2009 at 10:21:53
Yes that was it, Thanks for resolving my problem.

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