S.M.A.R.T., an acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, is an open standard that allows a hard disk drive to automatically detect its health and report potential failures. When a failure is recorded by S.M.A.R.T., users can choose to replace the drive to prevent unexpected outage or data loss. Moreover, S.M.A.R.T. can inform users of impending failures while there is still time to perform proactive actions, such as copy data to another device. S.M.A.R.T. is a feature of the Verbatim SSD Utility.