hddtemp Alternatives

    hddtemp is described as 'small utility (daemonizable) that gives you the temperature of your hard drive by reading S.M.A.R.T. informations (for drives that support this feature)' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are nine alternatives to hddtemp for a variety of platforms, including Linux, KDE, GNOME, MATE and Xfce. The best alternative is gnome-disk-utility, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like hddtemp are Hardinfo (Free, Open Source), Psensor (Free, Open Source), Hardware Lister (Free, Open Source) and hwinfo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

    1. Also known as palimpsest, gnome-disk-utility provides libraries and applications for dealing with storage devices.
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    2. Hardinfo is a system information and benchmark tool for Linux. It shows detailed system info, including hardware, environment, and kernel. It can use lm_sensors and ACPI for temperature and battery information. It also has four CPU banchmarks and two FPU benchmarks.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.1, released in April 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    3. Psensor is a graphical hardware temperature monitor for Linux.
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    4. lshw (Hardware Lister) is a small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc.
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    5. hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.


    6. sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on.

      Discontinued

      The Sysinfo website is down and Sourceforge reports the last update as being from 2013

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      A helping tool for udev testers, coders, hackers and consumers. Main features are - Browsing the sysfs tree via udev, Reports udev device info and udev properties, Filter and search devices, Monitorize udev device events.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      cpuid dumps detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction, and also determines the exact model of CPU(s).
    7. Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
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