How to view hard drive SMART data on Ubuntu with GSmartControl

by Ruchira on April 6, 2013

gsmartcontrol

 

SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here http://www.ruchirablog.com/how-to-view-usage-time-of-your-computer/ . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such as smartctl but those are command line tools.

GSmartControl is a nice GUI application to view these data and installing it is really easy just run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gsmartcontrol

Then you can launch the app from dash and using the app is really easy

 

gsmartcontrol-ubuntu

 

 

You can run the SMART tests and view the standard SMART data from the application.

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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