How to Turn Off SMART on a Seagate Hard Drive

Written by katherine johnson | 13/05/2017
How to Turn Off SMART on a Seagate Hard Drive
SMART monitoring can only be enabled or disabled through your computer's BIOS. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, also known as SMART, is a monitoring tool for hard drives on your computer. SMART is designed to warn you when your hard drive is going to fail in the near future. This will give you enough time to replace your Seagate hard drive and copy the data to a new Seagate hard drive. While SMART is enabled by default, you can disable the tool within your computer's BIOS before your computer boots up into the operating system.

Press the "F1," "F2," "F10," "DEL" or "ESC" key on your keyboard as your computer begins to boot up. This will allow you to access your computer's BIOS settings. Consult your motherboard manual to find which of the above keys you should press.

Select the "BIOS Features Setup" option by hitting the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to locate the "HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability" option. Set the option to "Disabled" using the "+" and "-" keys on your keyboard.

Tap the "F10" key to exit to the main menu and save your work. Hit the "Esc" key to exit from the BIOS and allow your computer to boot up into the operating system.

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