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smartmontools Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to smartmontools for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is GSmartControl, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to smartmontools and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to smartmontools are Hard Disk Sentinel, Disks, sdparm and openSeaChest.

smartmontools alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but may also be Benchmark Tools or Hard Disk Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of smartmontools.
This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using...

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  1. GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.

  2. Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems and predict failures. Prevent data loss by automatic and scheduled backup.



  3. A GNOME utility for dealing with storage devices.

  4. sdparm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The sdparm utility accesses SCSI device parameters. When the SCSI device is a disk, sdparm's role is similar to its namesake: the Linux hdparm utility which is primarily designed for ATA disks that had device names starting with "hd".

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  5. openSeaChest

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • OpenSolaris

    Cross platform utilities useful for performing various operations on SATA, SAS, NVMe, and USB storage devices. - Seagate/openSeaChest

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  6. diskscan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    Diskscan is intended to provide the information needed to decide if a disk is good or not, be it an HDD or an SSD it is likely to be holding important data and if you have a suspicion that it is failing it is also important to know how bad is it down the road.

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