Enabling SMART monitoring for your harddrives

Install: sudo apt-get install smartmontools

List SMART status, whether enabled:
sudo smartctl -i /dev/sda (change drive device here)

Run test for a drive:
smartctl -t long /dev/sda

You can view a drive’s test statistics by typing:
smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda

To display detailed SMART information for an IDE drive, type:
sudo smartctl -a /dev/hda

To display detailed SMART information for a SATA drive, type:
sudo smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sda

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