1. PiersJH

    Recommended SMART Polling Period?

    As the title says, what's the recommended polling period for storage (SMART)? I believe the default is - or was - 100, and I have it set to 2,500. Is there an ideal formula, for example where disk spin-down time * y = a less aggressive polling rate?
  2. PiersJH

    Sensible polling time?

    The default 2,000ms works fine, but I don't need devices to be polled that often. I've tried 4,000ms, SMART every 1,500 cycles, and controller every 2 cycles. This seems to provide a decent amount of data, but with barely using any system resources (with the above settings, HWiNFO is reported to...
  3. C

    How to read HDD SMART values

    Example: [05] Reallocated Sector Count: 141/140, Worst: 141 (Data = 467,0) I think this means the hard drive has encountered 467 bad sectors and reallocated them. Is that correct? But then what does the "141/140, Worst 141" mean? I think these are counters of some kind, but it's...