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This package was approved by moderator purity on 12/7/2014.

Smartmontools was originally derived from the Linux ​smartsuite package and actually supports ATA/ATAPI/SATA-3 to -8 disks and SCSI disks and tape devices. It should run on any modern Darwin (Mac OS X), Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OS/2, Cygwin, QNX, eComStation or Windows system. Smartmontools can also be run from one of many different Live CDs/DVDs.

Due to OS-specific issues and also depending on the different state of smartmontools development on the platforms, device support is not the same for all OS platforms. We provide info about RAID-controller support here on the homepage and of course in the manpages.

See 'smartmontools-win' for an alternate installer with additional bundled software.
See 'GSmartControl' for a GTK GUI interface.

To install smartmontools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install smartmontools --version 6.3.1

To upgrade smartmontools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade smartmontools --version 6.3.1


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'smartmontools'
    	$installerType = 'exe'	
    	$silentArgs = '/S'
    	# hack to overcome limitations of Ketarin/chocopkgup when using repos like
    	$urlArray = @('', '')
    	$url = $urlArray[0]
    	$url64 = $urlArray[1]
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes "$validExitCodes"
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'smartmontools'
    	$fileType = 'exe'
    	$silentArgs = '/S'
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	$unPathx86 = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
    	$unPath = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
    	if (Test-Path $unPathx86\$packageName) {
    		$unString = (Get-ItemProperty $unPathx86\$packageName UninstallString).UninstallString
    	if (Test-Path $unPath\$packageName) {
    		$unString = (Get-ItemProperty $unPath\$packageName UninstallString).UninstallString
    	if ($unString | select-string -pattern /) {
    		$unProg = $unString | %{ $_.Split(' /')[0]; }
    		Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$unProg" -validExitCodes "$validExitCodes"
    	} else {
    		Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$unString" -validExitCodes "$validExitCodes"
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Bruce Allen and Christian Franke


© Bruce Allen


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
smartmontools 6.6.1 8171 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 approved
smartmontools 6.5.1 2912 Saturday, May 7, 2016 approved
smartmontools 6.4.1 639 Monday, June 29, 2015 approved
smartmontools 6.3.1 616 Friday, December 5, 2014 approved

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