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GSmartControl - Useful Hard Disk Drive Health Inspection Tool For Linux

http://www.techdrivein.com

GSmartControl is a really useful Linux app to check the health of your hard disk drive. GSmartControl is basically a graphical user interface for smartctl, which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. Only ATA drives including both PATA and SATA are supported for now.

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Created by stevenkirkby 9 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 15 weeks ago
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Wiping your disk drive clean

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Everybody who owns a computer will someday need to dispose of a disk drive. Before you do, it is a good idea to cleanse the drive, so no one can read your sensitive information. Deleting files and reformatting is not sufficient; determined effort can still reveal data from a drive even after it appears to be gone.

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Created by missgeek 11 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 24 weeks ago
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