Why can't smartmontools disable SMART check?
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When I use smartctl -s off /dev/sda with admin privilege, the SMART support is said to be disable:
C:\Program Files\smartmontools\bin>smartctl -s off /dev/sda smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [i686-w64-mingw32-win8.1] (sf-6.5-1) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION === SMART Disabled. Use option -s with argument 'on' to enable it.
It is confirmed by using smartctl -a /dev/sda/:
C:\Program Files\smartmontools\bin>smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [i686-w64-mingw32-win8.1] (sf-6.5-1) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Hitachi/HGST Travelstar Z5K320 Device Model: Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 Serial Number: E2034243EEG7TP LU WWN Device Id: 5 000cca 690e24d54 Firmware Version: ES2OA60W User Capacity: 320,072,933,376 bytes [320 GB] Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical Rotation Rate: 5400 rpm Form Factor: 2.5 inches Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 6 SATA Version is: SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s Local Time is: Tue Jan 17 23:10:55 2017 SEAST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Disabled SMART Disabled. Use option -s with argument 'on' to enable it.
But when I restart my computer, the SMART check comes back again. Why is that?
My BIOS version is 1.31, and there is no SMART option in it (only D2D recovery).
I have asked this question on Super User as well.