Getting a lot of useful information about a hard disk drive is easy with Linux. The smartmontools package contains utilities to retrieve a lot of very useful info. Firstly, install this package. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt install [email protected]:~$ sudo apt install smartmontools Then run the command with sudo to get info about a drive. [email protected]:~$ sudo …

The smartmontools package for Debian allows the user to get comprehensive hard disk information. This is useful if the hard disk drive is behaving strangely. This might mean it is failing. Install the smartmontools package. [email protected]:/home/jason# apt install [email protected]:/home/jason# apt install smartmontools Now you may check your hard disk drive for any errors. [email protected]:/home/jason# smartctl …