My External USB drive died, and Ubuntu gave no indication that it there was a problem. It would be useful if the system gave a warning for failing drives, including external USB ones. Is there a way to get this to work?
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Well you can go to the Disk Utility and select the drive, but I'm not sure if it even has the capability. Some hard drives do not have SMART. If it is offered, click on SMART data and locate the problem.