- 2011-01-26: Intel released a
update 2CV102M3 for Intel X18-M/X25-M/X25-V G2 (34nm) SSDs.
Changes include improvements to SMART attributes and a fix for possible
drive hangs when reading SMART self-test log.
- 2010-12-09: Samsung released an
firmware patch for HD155UI and HD204UI.
WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with these drives
unless this patch is already installed. This warning also applies to other
tools (like hdparm) which use IDENTIFY DEVICE to obtain drive information. See
- 2010-11-08: The software collection DVD from German
c't magazine 24/2010
includes smartmontools 5.40-1 and
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
file that can be used to update
the drive database of smartmontools 5.39 and 5.39.1.
The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (
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
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.