Lifetime extension through reuse is frequently advocated as a viable area in which PCs can reduce their overall environmental impact in the immediate future. However, in spite of the emergence of a number of reuse operating models, there are still many barriers preventing the greater adoption of widespread or formal reuse infrastructures. This project sought to examine if the data available from the Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) installed on the hard disk drives of end-of-life computers can provide reliable data for better informed reuse decisions. Results will be worked into a Step publication.