Monitor Storage Systems using Smartmontools – Download Free Tool

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 Mac OS X, Linux, 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. It provide info about RAID-controller support here on the homepage and of course in the manpages.



  • automatically reports and highlights any anomalies
  • allows enabling/disabling SMART
  • allows enabling/disabling Automatic Offline Data Collection – a short self-check that the drive will perform automatically every four hours with no impact on performance
  • [advt]supports configuration of global and per-drive options for smartctl
  • performs SMART self-tests
  • displays drive identity information, capabilities, attributes, and self-test/error logs
  • can read in smartctl output from a saved file, interpreting it as a read-only virtual device
  • works on most smartctl-supported operating systems
  • has extensive help information

Download Smartmontools

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