resetting tripped hdd smart

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by chuckles, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. chuckles

    chuckles New Member

    I have an old 27 gig ide hdd that has the smart feature tripped. I have marked and remapped the drive, as the bad sectors were at the end of the drive, I was able to partition the drive to enable the first 25 gigs to be used.
    I use this drive to test donated computers, and do not intend to put into anything to stay.
    It just annoys me to have to see this (smart tripped ) message. Any ideas as to how to reset the smart feature?
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

    I don't think you can...... at least as far as I've been able to figure out.
  3. Sihastru

    Sihastru Never been clicked

    In the old days, there was a possibility to 'soft' reset SMART on most HDDs (not persistent) and a good possibility to 'hard' reset SMART on a couple of certain brands using the manufacturer provided tools (there were some drives that had firmware updates and one of the 'benefits' of the update process was a SMART table wipe).

    Some manufacturers can reset SMART on drives that get the "Factory Refurbished" tag via a specialised firmware wipe/upgrade process.

    But you can't mess with SMART anymore without very specialised (~expensive) software/equipment and that's a really good thing, as there are a lot of jacka$$es that would sell you a bad drive without giving it a second thought. Not saying that you are one. I'm just explaining why it's a good thing.

    I will just say that you have the option to disable SMART (SMART messages really, as you can't disable SMART completely) in most BIOSes, current or older.
  4. chuckles

    chuckles New Member

    Thanks for the replys--- I knew that there should be a way , or they could not sell refurbished drives. Thought that it mite not not take special equipment to do.
    I'll just put up with the error message.

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