This article covers the different methods to check if the disk is HDD or SSD in a Linux operating system like Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server. In fact, Checking SSD/HDD health in Linux will help you to identify failed drives and they can be replaced before any data loss occurs. Therefore, If you are a system administrator and responsible for managing Linux systems in Datacenter, then, it is recommended to check the health of the SSD and HDD drives regularly.
Checking SSD/HDD health in Linux will help you to identify failed drives and they can be replaced before any data loss occurs.
How to use SMART monitoring tools in Linux ?
Smart monitoring tools is a control and monitoring utility for SATA, SCSI hard drives and solid state drive. The tool comes with a command called 'smartctl'.
Use yum to check which package provides smartctl command:
# yum provides smartctl
The output will suggest that smartmontools is the package that distributes smartctl command.
To Install smartmontools, run:
# yum install smartmontools
Use smartctl command:
# smartctl -a /dev/sda