# Ubuntu – Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install

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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.

Run (Alt+F2) palimpsest (or start Disk Utility from the desktop) and look for the health check feature.