Enabling SMART

Guys, I’m having trouble getting the smartmontools thing to work. I’ve enabled SMART in the BIOS and with the terminal command:

smartctl -s on /dev/sda1

But whatever else I try, I get the message:

Smartctl open device: /dev/sda1 failed: Permission denied

Put sudo in front of that command :wink:

Oh, for goodness’ sake. Rookie error of the day. Cheers.

You can read the SMART data in the “Disks” utility too.


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