> I just have installed the fine tool and it works - but I am not able to
> interpret the output sufficiently. As I could not find a line by line
> description and interpretation of possible values I am at a loss in
> evaluating my HD. E.g. what does 'Old age' mean, which values are -
> of course in relation to the ones specified by the manufacturer - still
> acceptable and so on and so on. The examples given are fine but not
> sufficient for a novice.
> - Is there a docu the way I have described?
Yes. Please read the smartctl and smartd manual pages. They should be
included in the package that you downloaded, or alternatively you can read
them online -- they are linked from the smartmontools web page.