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Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Mar 10, 2017, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

Smartmontools helps you keep an eye on the health of your hard disk and SSD drives. SMART is the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology built-in to modern drives, and smartmontools reads the SMART data. It's not 100 percent accurate at predicting imminent drive failure, so, as you should always do, keep current backups.

Whatever Linux you use, the package name is probably smartmontools. T

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