Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2005 10:00 UTC, submitted by Matty
BSD and Darwin derivatives "If you have used disk drives during your career, I am sure you are well aware of the issues that arise when a device unexpectedly dies. This short article describes how to use smartmontools to view S.M.A.R.T status information, which can be used to predict if and when a device may fail."
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there is an option for smartdtools to send you an email if things go queer (you have to run smartd in the background, of course)

vi smartd.conf

# A very silent check. Only report SMART health status if it fails
# But send an email in this case
#/dev/hdc -H -m

so, you should not worry :-)

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