Tag: Smartctl

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Every modern HDD or SDD has an option to monitor its current status and health via SMART attributes. The SMART test can be performed to detect any potential problems with the hardware itself. Tests such as these are run using smartctl. According to the Linux man page, smartctl is a command line utility designed to perform SMART tasks. Examples of these tasks would be printing error logs or enabling and disabling automatic SMART testing. 

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