|Last modified: 16-06-2020|
As of May 2014, two packages are available for Windows:
After running the installer, two applications are available: smartd is a daemon that will run periodically to perform tests and e-mail results, while smartclt is a CLI to perform tasks manually.
-s on: Enable SMART monitoring on a disk
Using smart.conf, which by default is installed in "C:\Program Files\smartmontools for Windows\bin\" where smartd.exe is also located.
smartctl.exe -i /dev/sda
smartctl -s on -o on -S on /dev/sda
smartctl -H /dev/sda
smartctl -t short /dev/sda
Wait a couple of minutes, and check the results:
smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda
The long test takes a couple of hours:
smartctl -t long /dev/sda
smartclt = CLI, while smartd = daemon that perform chronic tests and e-mails results?
Alternatives: SpeedFan, CrystalDiskInfo (the portable version is adware-free), HDTune, HDDLife, etc.