TODO - add my notes
A HDD health program.
I find it essential. I think.
This is part of the smartmontools suite.
- 2016-12-01 - 6.5-1 on Windows 10 64bit
- 2016-03-30 - 5.43 on Slackware 14.1
- 2016-03-26 - 6.2 on Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
I vaguely knew about smartmontools before Lubuntu, but I don't think I really used it.
2016-12-01 - 6.5-1 ∞
The 32bit setup can install the 64bit program.
This is a commandline program. It works exactly like the linux version..
smartctl.exe -C -t long /dev/hda
2016-03-30 - 5.43 ∞
smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 [i686-linux-3.10.17-smp] (local build)
I installed this from the official Slackware repository.
It seems to work just fine.
2016-03-26 - 6.2 ∞
I don't know if this came with Lubuntu (version not recorded), or if I installed it from its official repository.
I used it extensively, calling it from scripts.
Enabling SMART ∞
\smartctl --smart=on --offlineauto=on --saveauto=on /dev/sdx
-t long stuck at 10% remaining ∞
smartctl /dev/sdx -t select,0-max