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I want to run three smartctl (or S.M.A.R.T.) tests on a hard drive containing data. I will use GSmartControl on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

The SMART tests are:
Short
Extended
Conveyance

Will simply performing these tests pose any risk to the data on my hard drive?

  • Performing tests do not affect the data. – GabrielaGarcia Jan 18 at 18:36

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