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GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from Smartmontools package), which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the drive’s SMART data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on it.



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i will be the first to test this application and evaluate its usefulness :)


this application could detect a drive on its way to hard drive heaven, the short self test didn't take long.


my output


Model Family:	 Western Digital Raptor family
Device Model:	 WDC WD740GD-00FLC0
Serial Number:	WD-WMAKE2398597
Firmware Version: 33.08F33
User Capacity:	74,355,769,344 bytes
Device is:		In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   6
ATA Standard is:  Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is:	Thu Nov  6 19:45:09 2008 EST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x85)	Offline data collection activity
					was aborted by an interrupting command from host.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:	  (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		 (1719) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:			(0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:		(0x01)	Error logging supported.
					No General Purpose Logging support.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (  30) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   5) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 		   (0x001f)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate	 0x000b   200   200   051	Pre-fail  Always	   -	   0
  3 Spin_Up_Time			 0x0007   113   110   021	Pre-fail  Always	   -	   4891
  4 Start_Stop_Count		0x0032   100   100   040	Old_age   Always	   -	   769
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   200   200   140	Pre-fail  Always	   -	   0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate		 0x000b   100   253   051	Pre-fail  Always	   -	   0
  9 Power_On_Hours		  0x0032   091   091   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   6623
 10 Spin_Retry_Count		0x0013   100   100   051	Pre-fail  Always	   -	   0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0013   100   100   051	Pre-fail  Always	   -	   0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count	   0x0032   100   100   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   769
194 Temperature_Celsius	 0x0022   113   097   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   37
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   200   200   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   200   200   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0012   200   200   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count	0x000a   200   253   000	Old_age   Always	   -	   1
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0009   200   179   051	Pre-fail  Offline	  -	   0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description	Status				  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline	   Completed without error	   00%		70		 -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
	1		0		0  Not_testing
	2		0		0  Not_testing
	3		0		0  Not_testing
	4		0		0  Not_testing
	5		0		0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

not a bad application, a needed tool :tup:

Edited by duanester
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  • 3 months later...

Looking at the screenshots on the webpage this appears to be similar to the S.M.A.R.T. test in the windows only Speedfan software. Speedfan has a online data base that would be good to use in comparison...


Thanks for sharing this information...



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