- 2010-11-08: The software collection DVD from German
c't magazine 24/2010
includes smartmontools 5.40-1 and
GSmartControl 0.8.5-4 for Windows.
- 2010-10-16: We released
version 5.40 of Smartmontools.
See the NEWS file
and the ticket report to
get a summary of the changes and new features.
- 2010-09-13: Samsung released a
update for F3/F3EG to fix problems with AMD SB850 southbridge.
- 2010-09-01: We added the ability to display and clear the timed workload
attributes of Intel X25 SSDs.
- 2010-08-20: We added support for SSDs with SandForce controller. Only a few drive models are detected
for now. If you have a drive not detected, please report this to our
- 2010-04-27: We added a new SVN branch RELEASE_5_39_DRIVEDB with a drive database file
which is compatible with smartmontools 5.39 and 5.39.1. This file can be used to update
/usr/share/smartmontools/drivedb.h if smartmontools build was configured with
--enable-drivedb. Otherwise entries from this file could also be used
to create /etc/smart_drivedb.h.
- 2010-01-28: We released
version 5.39.1 of Smartmontools.
This is a bugfix release, see NEWS
- 2009-12-09: We released
version 5.39 of Smartmontools.
Have a look in the NEWS to get a summary
of the changes and new features.
- 2009-09-12: This wiki became our official homepage now. We hope you like it :-)
- 2009-07-16: We moved our CVS-Repository to Subversion. If built from trunk, the first line of smartmontools output now reports the SVN revision date and number, e.g: smartctl 5.39 2009-07-16 r2838 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build). So if you send smartctl output, we can now identify the exact revision :-)
- 2009-03-23: Experimental support for Sunplus USB bridges is available with new option -d usbsunplus, for JMicron USB bridges with option -d usbjmicron. We are very interested in your test results with the new device types and collect all feedback on our USB-Support Wiki-Page.
- 2009-01-22: Some newer Seagate/Maxtor disks risk a sudden death due to buggy firmware: 7200.11, ES.2, Diamondmax 22. See the Details, reported by Seagate's customer support.
The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd)
to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI harddisks.
In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure.
Smartmontools was originally derived from the Linux smartsuite package
and actually supports ATA/ATAPI/SATA-3 to -8 disks and SCSI
disks and tape devices. It should run on any modern Darwin (Mac OS X), Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,
Solaris, OS/2, Cygwin, QNX, eComStation or Windows system.
Smartmontools can also be run from one of many different
bootable CDs or floppies.
Due to OS-specific issues and also depending on the different state of smartmontools
development on the platforms, device support is not the same for all OS platforms. We provide info
about RAID-controller support here on the homepage
and of course in the manpages.
Thanks to Alexander Shaduri, there is also a graphical user interface for smartctl
available. Go to the Homepage of GSmartControl
to get all info and the software itself. Have a look at the
and the feature list
to get an impression of this nice tool.
All content in this wiki is published under GNU GPL.