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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 5/8/2016.

S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools (smartmontools) package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI harddisks.

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 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 6.5.1

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

C:\> choco upgrade smartmontools --version 6.5.1


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'smartmontools'
    $installerType = 'exe'	
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '536bf0c1b28a2a6b66d0e5ed178bc3ee7856f7cf'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'smartmontools'
    $packageSearch = "$packageName"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Bruce Allen
  • Christian Franke


© Bruce Allen


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
smartmontools 6.5.1 2725 Saturday, May 7, 2016 approved
smartmontools 6.4.1 522 Monday, June 29, 2015 approved
smartmontools 6.3.1 518 Friday, December 5, 2014 approved

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