Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SMART On Windows

I have long been annoyed by the lack of SMART monitoring available for Windows, and when I had previously looked into this the tools that I found were not terribly good. It seems this has been rectified by the Smartmontools Project, which now compiles and functions under Windows. Orsiris de Jong has done one better, and wrapped some other tools and a better installer along with Smartmontools, configuring smartd to start as a service, adding notifications, etc. His project page is at Netpower.fr/smartmontools.