Hard drives can talk, as long as you know how to listen. And at Gillware, boy do we know how to listen. We deal with failed and failing hard drives by the truckload every day, and have for well over a decade. So without further ado, let’s dive into the world of self-tests and S.M.A.R.T. and find out what a short DST failed error message means, how your hard drive keeps tabs on its own health… and how it might try to warn you if something’s wrong.