SMART stands for “Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology.” It is a monitoring system included in computer hard drives, Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and eMMC drives. Its main function is to detect and report on reliability in an effort to avoid hardware failures.
This technology is included in all computer hard drives, solid state drives, and eMMC drives. It is meant to detect and report on reliability in an effort to avoid hardware failures and avoid crashes. When SMART Technology identifies a potential drive failure, software running on the host system will notify the user so precautionary actions can be taken to prevent data loss, and the failing drive can be replaced and maintain data integrity.