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 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."