how to monitor hdd temprature

Brian Walker bfwalker at
Mon Jul 11 01:54:44 UTC 2005

On 7/11/05, Vincent Trouilliez <vincent.trouilliez at> wrote:
> > In the Ubuntu's Universe package repository, there's the package
> > "hddtemp".
> > After installing it, you can check the HDD temperature using something
> > like:
> >   # sudo hddtemp /dev/hda
> Thanks, simple and effective :-)
> Both of my hard drives have exactly the same temperature, 52°C.
> Granted, that doesn't tell much... what is the recommended operating
> temperature for drives to be reliable in the long term ?

> snip

Well, my gkrellm after installing hddtemp is reading 31C (uptime 2d
18h) .... also do not know what is a good temp to set the alarm ....
but my computer is in a fairly aggressively airconditioned office.


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