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
Note: GSmartControl supports ATA drives (both PATA and SATA), various USB to
ATA bridges and drives behind 3ware RAID controllers. See smartmontools USB support overview for an (incomplete) list of supported USB to ATA bridges.
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;
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.
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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)
- Implemented support for Adaptec RAID 5805 controller and possibly other Adaptec models as well (Linux).
- Implemented support for Areca RAID controller detection under Linux (untested).
- Implemented support for 3ware 3w-sas-supported (twl) RAID controller detection under Linux (untested).
- Implemented support for systems with several different 3ware controllers (twa/twe/twl).
- Fixed invalid parsing of tw_cli output which caused non-detection of drives and controllers with controller or port numbers greater than 9 if tw_cli was found (3ware linux, windows).
- The duplicate drives are no longer shown for some Intel matrix controllers under Windows; Intel RAID controllers are fully supported under Windows now.
- Added options to show device name and serial number under drive icons.
- Updated SMART attribute definitions and added warnings for SSD lifetime attributes.
- gsmartcontrol-root has a new argument "--desktop=..." which replaces the old positional argument; compatibility with the old invocation syntax has been retained.
- Completely documented the source using doxygen tags.
- Added support for Fedora's consolehelper.
- Made GSmartControl DPI-aware under Windows.
- Fixed compilation issues with clang and gcc 4.7, as well as glib 2.31.x and newer.
- Fixed minor issues in NSIS installer.
- Fixed other minor bugs and made minor improvements.
Other versions : 0.8.6
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