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Old 06-06-2005, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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speedfan gave the comp in my sig a bad readouts for my HD %100 perfomance great, fitness %43 come on.I just want to know if speedfan is acurate this is just a system I use for the internet so I will let it crap out on it's own.The family comp a p4 3.0ghz with a western digital with %100 on both fitness and performance so I am not worried there.
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would put up a pic of speed fan but I do not know how.
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Speedfan is just reading what your hard dri ve is telling it, it's trustworthy

I would say if your getting SMART errors within the next month you shall loose the hard drive for sure.
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Yup. I have seen that before. Sucks when you loose your data!
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Yes, Speedfan is just acting like a middle man between you and the hdd. It is just telling you what the HDD is telling it, just like Chris said. I dont know if in the next month, but failure on that drive is impending and inevitable.

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Old 06-07-2005, 09:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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were does speedfan give you info on your HD performance and fitness?
btw sry for hijacking this thread
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It's only if you have SMART enabled on your drives. If you do, it is somewhere on one of the tabs. I believe it is titles "HDD Monitoring" but I dont have it in front of me so I couldnt tell you for sure.
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oooups sry found it. thx guys
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Speed fan gave me a 60 some percent health... I thought it was bogus.

My hard drive died. Hard.

Believe it.
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