In 2013 I used a program that analyzes the HDD and gives detailed and deep information about the hard disk. However, that program, CrystalDiskInfo, only works on Windows.

Is there a GUI that is similar to the CrystalDiskInfo which displays the information based on the S.M.A.R.T characteristics?

I am looking specifically for the life time hours to estimate how many hours did the laptop work.

I am running Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit - MATE 1.18 on my DELL inspiron 1546


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Yes, there’s GSmartControl, which provides a GUI showing the SMART information from all the drives attached to the system it’s run on.

In Mint it’s packaged as gsmartcontrol.

  • Thanks !! it is pretty close and gives clear information except for life time hours. Anyways, thumbs up :) Jul 18, 2018 at 14:16
  • It does show lifetime hours, see “Power-On Time” in the attributes. Jul 18, 2018 at 14:18
  • ohh, that is nice, I got it. Jul 18, 2018 at 14:20

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