hdsentinel - Hard Disk Sentinel Linux Edition

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: hdsentinel
Package version: 016
Package release: 1pclos2016
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 2.53 MB
Download size: 2.53 MB
Official Mirror: ftp.nluug.nl
Hard Disk Sentinel - examine the temperature and health information (and more) of IDE, S-ATA (SATA II also), SCSI and USB hard disks connected to motherboard or external controller cards. List of features * display hard disk / solid state disk information on the terminal * create comprehensive report about the disk system, including both hard disk and SSD specific features (for example, media rotation rate, TRIM command, etc.) * display and manage acoustic setting of hard disks (on supported USB disks also) * offers outputs for both users and scripts/other applications to process The following information are displayed: * detected hard disk number and device name (for example /dev/sda) * size, model ID, serial number, revision and interface of all detected hard disks * temperature, health and performance values * power on time (days, hour, minutes - if supported) Note: this is for informational purposes only, the value displayed under Windows (after some minutes of testing) may be more accurate * acoustic management settings (if supported and -aam or -setaam option is used Command line switches The switches are NOT case sensitive. Upper and lower case can be used to specify them. * -h - displays help and usage information * -r [report file] - automatically save report to filename (default: report.txt) * -dump - dump report to stdout (can be used with -xml to dump XML output instead of text) * -xml - create and save XML report instead of TXT * -solid - solid output (drive, tempC, health%, power on hours, model, S/N, size) * -verbose - detailed detection information and save temporary files (only for debug purposes) * -aam - display acoustic management settings (current and recommended level) * -setaam drive_num|ALL level(hex)80-FE|QUIET|LOUD - set acoustic level on drive 0..n (or all) 80 or QUIET is the lowest (most silent) setting, FE or LOUD is the highest (fastest) setting For example: hdsentinel -setaam 0 loud - Configures drive 0 to fastest (loud) setting. Same as hdsentinel -setaam 0 FE Please send saved XML or TXT reports, questions or ideas to info@hdsentinel.com to help improving this tool.




  • hdsentinel = 016-1pclos2016
  • hdsentinel(x86-64) = 016-1pclos2016


  • hdsentinel < 016

    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install hdsentinel rpm package:
      # apt-get install hdsentinel