- 2012-08-13: Samuele Parise released
version 0.4.1.0 of HDD Guardian
(a graphical user interface for smartctl). Available only for Windows.
- 2012-08-12: Alexander Shaduri released
version 0.8.7 of GSmartControl
(a graphical user interface for smartctl). Available for Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X and Windows.
- 2012-06-30: We released
version 5.43 of Smartmontools.
See the NEWS file
and the ticket report to
get a summary of the changes and new features.
- 2012-05-30: We added experimental support for SATA drives behind an Areca SATA/SAS controller on Windows.
Thanks to Areca for providing this patch. Please report your test results to the
smartmontools support mailinglist.
- 2012-05-22: The OS-X-SAT-SMART-Driver
provides access to SMART data for SAT capable USB and Firewire devices on Mac OS X.
This works with existing smartmontools releases.
See ticket #25 for further details.
- 2011-10-20: We released
version 5.42 of Smartmontools.
- 2011-06-12: Alexander Shaduri released
version 0.8.6 of GSmartControl.
- 2011-06-09: We released
version 5.41 of Smartmontools.
- 2011-04-19: Help wanted! We are looking for a
maintainer / developer of smartmontools OpenBSD port
- 2011-02-04: We added experimental support for disks behind Intel Matrix RAID driver on Windows.
Please report your test results to the
- 2010-12-09: Samsung released an
firmware patch for HD155UI and HD204UI.
WARNING: Do not use smartmontools or hdparm with these drives unless this patch is already installed.
Drives manufactured December 2010 or later are not affected. See
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.
If your drive is not in the current version of smarmtontools drive database you can help to improve smartmontools information by sending a report about your drive to our mailinglist smartmontools-database.
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