hdsentinel - Hard Disk Sentinel Linux Edition

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
hdsentinel - - -


Name Value
libc.so.6()(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1
rpmlib(VersionedDependencies) <= 3.0.3-1


Name Value
hdsentinel = 016-1pclos2016
hdsentinel(x86-64) = 016-1pclos2016


Name Value
hdsentinel < 016


Type URL
Binary Package hdsentinel-016-1pclos2016.x86_64.rpm
Source Package hdsentinel-016-1pclos2016.src.rpm

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

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