Windows – How to access SmartCtl on Windows 7

windows 7

I've got an SSD that may be going bad.
A SU answer suggested using Smartctl but I don't know how to access that.
(It's not available on the command line)

Best Answer

  • Its not part of the default windows install. Its a third party software that's meant for linux, though there's a windows port.

    I prefer gsmartctl, which is a nice little graphical front end for it which includes a windows port. There's a few others mentioned which may work on the smartmontools page as well.

    However you're almost certainly better off using tools for the specific SSD in question - many manufacturers include tools that let you do things like manage free space and diagnostics - My samsung uses magician, but your exact tool would vary.