How To Monitor the Health of Your Hard Drive in Linux using SMART
The hard drives today come with SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) built-in, which allows you to see the status or overall “health” of a hard drive.
You can view your hard drive’s S.M.A.R.T. data and see if it has started to develop problems.
All Linux distributions provide the smartmontools package, which contain the smartctl program used to display SMART information from attached drives. This…