Examining Hard drive Configuration tool

Here is a small binary tool developed by hdsentinel.com to examine harddisk temperature, Lifetime, health, Serial/Model no & performance.


List of features


  • Display hard disk / solid state disk information on the terminal
    Create comprehensive report about the disk system
    Display and manage acoustic setting of hard disks
    offers outputs for both users and scripts/other applications to process
    temperature, health and performance values
    power on time (days, hour, minutes – if supported)
    Can generate reports in txt / xml etc


Installating the tool


You must be on root shell to execute this tool


  • # wget http://gnutoolbox.com/download/linux/hdd/hdsentinel.gz
    # gunzip -d hdsentinel.gz
    # chmod +x hdsentinel
    # ./hdsentinel


You will get an output similar to below where you can find all the information’s about the disk(s) you have installed in your server.


Hard disk Information


Errors :

If you hitting errors like this, try to install ld-linux.so.2 library in your machine.

[root@ip-10-0-0-72 ~]# ./hdsentinel
-bash: ./hdsentinel: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
[root@ip-10-0-0-72 ~]# yum install ld-linux.so.2