SMARTD, a brief intro …


Whats it?

  • Smartd stands for SMART Disk Monitoring Daemon.
  • smartd is a daemon that monitors the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) system built into many ATA-3 and later ATA, IDE and SCSI-3 hard drives.
  • SMART is a monitoring system for computer hard disks to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.

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