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
Oh, for goodness’ sake. Rookie error of the day. Cheers.
You can read the SMART data in the “Disks” utility too.
After a crash from plugging in the iPad, can you also attach your
files to your next posting