SMARTCTL additional SMART command testing using short and long tests

smartctl -t long /dev/sda (note you can specify short, but it's not as thorough as long of course).


smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF OFFLINE IMMEDIATE AND SELF-TEST SECTION ===
Sending command: "Execute SMART Extended self-test routine immediately in off-line mode".
Drive command "Execute SMART Extended self-test routine immediately in off-line mode" successful.
Testing has begun.
Please wait 161 minutes for test to complete.
Test will complete after Fri Apr  8 14:59:25 2011

Use smartctl -X to abort test.

Then just check the smartctl status again with smartctl -a /dev/sda once the test should have completed:

 

 


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