smartmontools contains utility programs (smartctl, smartd) to control/monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA and SCSI disks. It is derived from smartsuite.
- Schedule S.M.A.R.T. testing of your drive on a regular base with smartd
- smartd prints log messages and triggers alert mails when a failure of your drive is predictable
Kills hard drive performance for some reason. eg. read and buffering a video file in VLC 2.0.1
5.40-1 is blocked by my Webwasher. "The transferred file contained a virus and was therefore blocked. "
No Graphical User Interface :(