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GSmartControl - Useful Hard Disk Drive Health Inspection Tool For Linux

Jul 21, 2010, 14:09 (0 Talkback[s])


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"GSmartControl is a really useful Linux app to check the health of your hard disk drive. GSmartControl is basically a graphical user interface for smartctl, which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. Only ATA drives including both PATA and SATA are supported for now.

"GSmartControl Features

* GSmartControl can perform short and long duration self test of you HDD without any data loss. Self tests are completely safe and nothing happens to the user data.

* Tests can be performed during normal system operation, but may take longer to complete if the drive is not idle.

* Automatically reports and highlights any anomalies and also allows enabling/disabling SMART."

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