Clearing SMART Logs With HyperTerminal

It’s easy to connect to the serial port of a hard drive to work with its terminal. Shown is the classic HyperTerminal application last seen on XP running on a Windows 10 PC and connected to a Seagate drive using a USB to serial adapter. Set the COM port to 38400 baud 8-N-1 and Flow Control None. Power on the drive and send Ctrl+Z to get a terminal, Ctrl+A to identify the drive, /1 to change mode, and N1 to reset the SMART logs. That’s all there is to it! However, keep in mind that SMART logs are valuable for diagnostics and there isn’t much value in erasing them.