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On a fresh install of 12.04 what is the best/easiest way to see the SMART status of the hard-drive?

Previous ubuntu versions had a nice preinstalled GUI to do so, but I cannot seem to find it anymore.

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For 14.04 and beyond see askubuntu.com/questions/528072/… – Elder Geek Apr 12 at 0:27
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Run (Alt+F2) palimpsest (or start Disk Utility from the desktop) and look for the health check feature.

palimpsest

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You can use Disk Utility to view S.M.A.R.T. status of HDD.

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