Version 47 (modified by Gabriele Pohl, 14 years ago) (diff)

News about RC1


  • We built a first release candidate RC1 for next version 5.39. Have a look in the NEWS to get a summary of the changes and new features. There might be open issues on Linux with Areca and 3ware Controllers (see last comment). We are very interested in your test results! Please open a new ticket or add comments to existing tickets, if you find errors. Positive feedback is also welcome on our mailinglist.

  • This wiki became our official homepage now. We hope you like it :-)

  • We moved our CVS-Repository to Subversion and adjusted the download instructions accordingly. Christian Franke added the first feature which benefits from the change: 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 :-)

  • Our work in the field USB bridges goes on. Experimental support for Sunplus USB bridges is available now with new option -d usbsunplus. JMicron USB to (S)ATA bridges with option -d usbjmicron[,1]. Thanks to the vendors for handing over the necessary specs. We are very interested in your test results with the new device types and collect all feedback on our USB-Support Wiki-Page. Get the ''current version'' from SVN and tell us about your experiences on the smartmontools-support mailing list. Binaries for Windows are available here.

  • 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.

  • Thanks to contributor Jordan Hargrave, smartmontools now supports MegaRAID controllers. Get the ''current version'' from SVN and use -d megaraid,N to inspect disk N behind the controller.

About Smartmontools

S.M.A.R.T.-Logo 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 ist 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 screenshots and the feature list to get an impression of this nice tool.

All content in this wiki is published under GNU GPL.