View Full Version : Monitoring SATA hard drive temperatures

07-11-2004, 03:36 PM
Sorry for the newbie question but how do you monitor the temps of a SATA drive?

I've just bought a new Western Digital Raptor 36Gb and SMART is enabled in the BIOS but Everest Home Edition doesn't have anything showing under the sensors.

Any other programs that can monitor the temps? The SATA controller is on the motherboard.

Thanks :)

07-11-2004, 03:48 PM
im not too sure because i dont have SATA drives but have you tried motherboard monitor? does it have that feature? or maybe Hmonitor which has hdd temp monitoring

07-11-2004, 04:07 PM
I dont think u can as it isnt wired to anything that can take the temp. I use a SATA here but dont have anything to monitor it either.

Or u cld try / email the maker of the SATA themselves.

07-11-2004, 06:16 PM
> I dont think u can as it isnt wired to anything that can take the temp. I use a SATA here but dont have anything to monitor it either.

Yeah but it's very similiar to an IDE drive and it uses SMART so it must have some self monitoring technology on it which would send the information down the SATA cable into the motherboard.

MBM might be able to do it, but no idea what options to configure.

07-11-2004, 06:55 PM
Isnt MBM dead? no longer made / updated.

I think smart is just a way of telling u when and if its going to fail. Nothing else.

07-11-2004, 07:22 PM
yea it is not being made anymore, but the latest version is the best/last one he made, still worth a shot.

09-11-2004, 01:46 PM
This program might monitor SATA. http://www.hddtemp.com/ but its only a trial for 30 days, I think it is.

09-11-2004, 02:06 PM
Just found this free hdd monitoring program and it supports SMART.


HDD Health v2.1 Build 159

09-11-2004, 04:39 PM
Nope, sorry neither of these programs can pick the drive up either.

09-11-2004, 04:41 PM
hdd health should. I installed it. It picks up both the hdds, tells u everything the brand/serial/the temp/the firmware. Well everything to do with the hdd.

09-11-2004, 06:26 PM
I think I've found the problem:


SMART is disabled on the SATA drive for some weird reason. :| SMART is enabled in the BIOS and works on the IDE drives...

09-11-2004, 06:46 PM
Umm u sure thats a SATA? the hdd with no name??

As an icon will appear but with no name, if u have something like a card reader or a digital cam with a memory card slot as well.

So u have 3 hdd's??

09-11-2004, 06:49 PM
Oh no i could be wrong the icon with no name might be a partition??

09-11-2004, 07:17 PM
Yep I'm pretty sure it's the 3rd hard drive it's partially picking up.

09-11-2004, 07:22 PM
Because I have 2 hdds in this (1 120gb sata, and a 80gb IDE both partitioned).

But 2 icons with no names on them appear in hdd health as well.

I would say the icons with no names, are either the partition/s of the 2 with names, or the internal card reader, (which is H-K in XP) or the digital cam memory slot (D).

And coz neither have smart, it doesnt show the info.

09-11-2004, 07:34 PM
What sort of motherboard do you have?

I might email the Mobo manufacturer and ask why it isn't enabling SMART on the SATA drive.

09-11-2004, 07:38 PM
This is an ASUS P4P800 (non-deluxe).