Comparison of S.M.A.R.T. tools

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This is an incomplete list of software that reads S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data from hard drives.

Name Operating system License User interface Fixed drives USB, eSATA and
removable drives
RAID support[a] Shows S.M.A.R.T. attributes Hard drive
self-testing
Notification Notes
AIDA64 Windows Trialware[1] GUI (S)ATA most USB Some RAID controllers Yes No Monitoring only available in the Business Edition[2]
Argus Monitor Windows Trialware GUI IDE(PATA), SATA eSATA, USB Some RAID controllers Yes ? By window, sound, email, program execution at choosable parameter changes, threshold Also shows temperature of CPU, GPU, CPU core speed, Intel Turbo Boost status, CPU power consumption, system load and system fan speeds. Can control speed of GPU and system fans.
Disk Utility OS X Commercial proprietary GUI ? ? ? No No No Summary information includes one line for S.M.A.R.T.[3]
GNOME Disks Linux LGPL v2+ GUI IDE(PATA), SATA USB (when used with Live CD) ? Yes Yes GNOME pop-up notification LiveCDs are available for download, allowing the user to use GNOME Disks without any changes to the computer.
smartmontools[4] Windows, Unix-like (Linux, OS X, BSD, etc.) GNU GPL v2 CLI and GUI (via GSmartControl) All for Linux, some for other Unix-like See list of supported devices;[5] SAT driver required on OS X only[6] Several RAID controllers[7] Yes Yes window, sound, email, program execution at choosable parameter changes, threshold LiveCDs are available for download, allowing the user to use smartmontools without any changes to the computer.
Speccy Windows Freeware GUI ? No ? Yes No No
SpeedFan Windows Freeware GUI (S)ATA, SCSI, SAT; Areca, 3ware ? Some RAID controllers Yes Yes Window, sound, e-mail, running a command; at parameter changes, threshold, temperature Estimate health and performance by percentage, and offers online drive analysis (and compares from other users).
SpinRite DOS, FreeDOS Commercial proprietary GUI ? ? ? Yes[8] Yes No
Name Operating system License, price User interface Fixed drives USB, eSATA and
removable drives
RAID support[a] Shows S.M.A.R.T. attributes Hard drive
self-testing
Notification Notes

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Disks that are members of a RAID array may in some cases have their SMART attributes (data) largely inaccessible to the operating system, or to monitoring tools and software. This depends case-by-case on the RAID controller, operating system, and tools. As of 2012 inroads have been made into this, as RAID becomes wider used, but is still far from assured and not supported by all controllers, systems, or tools.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Downloads". aida64.com. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Features | AIDA64 Business Edition | Network Audit | Remote Control. Aida64.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-27.
  3. ^ Disk Utility 12.x: See detailed information about a disk. support.apple.com. Retrieved on 2014--02-09.
  4. ^ "Monitoring Hard Disks with SMART". Linux Journal. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ Supported_USB-Devices – smartmontools. smartmontools.org. Retrieved on 2014-06-20.
  6. ^ RJVB/OS-X-SAT-SMART-Driver 路 GitHub. Github.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-27.
  7. ^ Supported_RAID-Controllers – smartmontools. Sourceforge.net (2011-04-20). Retrieved on 2013-09-27.
  8. ^ "SATA Operation with SpinRite", Gibson Research Corporation, accessed March 4, 2011.