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  1. #1
    Miami Steve
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    Default SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    I have 2 Seagate 120Gb SATA drives. Last week I downloaded and installed Everest Home Edition (following discussions here). When I look at the drives (using Storage then SMART I get nothing.

    The online manual for the drives states This drive is shipped with S.M.A.R.T. features disabled.

    How do I enable these features?

    Cheers
    Miami

  2. #2
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    Some BIOS'es have this option. Go into the BIOS under the primary / secondary ide device. The smart option maybe there.






  3. #3
    Miami Steve
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    > Some BIOS'es have this option. Go into the BIOS
    > under the primary / secondary ide device. The smart
    > option maybe there.
    >
    >
    >
    I've just had a thorough look through all the BIOS options and I can find no mention of the features there.

    I guess I should add my system specs in case they are relevant.

    Mobo - ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
    HDD - Seagate SATA 120Gb
    O/S - Win XP Pro SP2

    Cheers
    Miami

  4. #4
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    Hmm SMART monitoring, should be under the main master ide primary/secondary, and the secondary master/primary. (on the first screen).

    On this P4P800 (non-deluxe - down the bottom), when u go into the ide config info. I use 1 120 SATA here with SMART enabled.


  5. #5
    Miami Steve
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    > Hmm SMART monitoring, should be under the main
    > master ide primary/secondary, and the secondary
    > master/primary. (on the first screen).
    >
    > On this P4P800 (non-deluxe - down the bottom), when u
    > go into the ide config info. I use 1 120 SATA here
    > with SMART enabled.
    >
    >

    Strange! ?:| I checked out the IDE configuration options and got the following:

    Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
    Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
    Configure S-ATA as RAID [Yes]
    Serial-ATA BOOTROM [Enabled]
    IDE Detect Time Out(Sec) [35]

    Any more suggestions.

    Cheers
    Miami

    PS. BIOS is AMI V2.51 if that helps.

  6. #6
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    Right screen Steve, the options you want are: (the same screen as the system time, date, Legacy Diskette A. Which are the top options).

    Primary master
    Primary sec master
    sec ide master
    sec slave
    third ide master
    fourth ide master.

    If your sata is on the third ide master highlight and press enter. Smart monitoring is down the bottom on the screen that appears. See what its on.

    What version of the BIOS are u using?? 1018? or the latest beta version?
    1019.005?



  7. #7
    Azsen
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    I've never had an Asus board, but do they hide BIOS options like Gigabyte do? To get any SMART options I have to push Ctrl + F1 in the main menu ...

  8. #8
    Miami Steve
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    Hi Spacemannz,

    BIOS version is 080009.

    On the MAIN screen I see:

    System Time/Date etc, then

    Primary IDE Master.........................[My DVD ROM drive]
    Primary IDE Slave...........................[Not Detected]
    Secondary IDE Master....................[My DVD Burner drive]
    Secondary IDE Slave......................[Not Detected]
    IDE Configuration

    System Information

    There is no sign of my SATA drives. There never has been. The system works fine, but I thought I might as well use all the features of the drives.

    What else can I be doing wrong?


  9. #9
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    Umm if the satas arent being recognised, Did you connect power to them inside the case??

    The connection on the mobo doesnt supply power to the sata, only the data.

    You need 2 spare molex plugs and adapter (if the power supply doesnt have sata power adaptors on it).

    Your previous post should also have 3rd Ide Master and 4th IDE Master on the main screen in the BIOS. (does it show Third and Fourth IDE Master at all)??

    CD roms and dvd'd cant have smart. This only applies to hdd's. If you dont have Third or/and Fourth IDE Master in the BIOS, how exactly is it getting into Windows, with no hard drive??

    If you have XP/2000, under ide configuration, it SHOULD also be set to Enhanced mode for SATA. And compatible mode for 98/ME/NT.

    How many hdd's are in the case the 2 SATA's and an IDE?? 2 or 3??

    If so, the hdd with Windows on it, what ide connection is it on right now?

    Coz it definitely isnt showing a hdd, in the previous post you sent.




  10. #10
    Miami Steve
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    Default Re: SATA HDD - How do you enable S.M.A.R.T. features?

    > Umm if the satas arent being recognised, Did you
    > connect power to them inside the case??

    Yes, power is connected. As I said, the system works fine.

    >
    > The connection on the mobo doesnt supply power to the
    > sata, only the data.
    >
    > You need 2 spare molex plugs and adapter (if the
    > power supply doesnt have sata power adaptors on it).
    >
    >
    > Your previous post should also have 3rd Ide Master
    > and 4th IDE Master on the main screen in the BIOS.
    > (does it show Third and Fourth IDE Master at all)??
    >
    No. 3rd and 4th IDE Master are NOT shown.

    > CD roms and dvd'd cant have smart. This only applies
    > to hdd's. If you dont have Third or/and Fourth IDE
    > Master in the BIOS, how exactly is it getting into
    > Windows, with no hard drive??
    >
    Good question. Additionally, during boot up, I get a screen headed VIA VT6410 RAID BIOS tool V2.11, followed by:

    Scan devices.......
    Primary Master - No device
    Primary Slave - No device
    Secondary Master - No device
    Secondary Slave - No device

    Have I got wrong drivers loaded somewhere? If so, why does the system work?


    > If you have XP/2000, under ide configuration, it
    > SHOULD also be set to Enhanced mode for SATA. And
    > compatible mode for 98/ME/NT.
    >
    It IS set to Enhanced Mode, as per previous post.

    > How many hdd's are in the case the 2 SATA's and an
    > IDE?? 2 or 3??
    >
    2 identical SATA HDD's in RAID 0 configuration. NO IDE HDD's.

    > If so, the hdd with Windows on it, what ide
    > connection is it on right now?

    Windows is on SATA drive.

    >
    > Coz it definitely isnt showing a hdd, in the previous
    > post you sent.
    >
    I can't disagree with you there. The system has been stable since I built it in April.....should I be concerned?
    >

    Cheers
    Miami

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