How to monitor HDD/SDD raids on a server?

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Hi! I need to monitor HDD/SDD raids on the server, SMART errors and etc. I have LSI00331 (LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i KIT), OS Windows Server 2012 std, for that LSI offers only its utility MegaRAID Storage Manager, but with that one I can only check if it is online or not so may be you can advise something else?

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How to monitor HDD/SDD raids on a server?

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Since you need a tool or a utility for checking or monitoring the SMART status of your hard disk and solid state RAID drives, try using SMART Monitoring Tools. This SMART monitoring tools package contains 2 utility programs: the smartctl and the smartd. Their function is to control and track storage systems using SMART system or the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology system.

You can also install the GSmartControl tool separately in case you don’t want to install the complete SMART Monitoring Tools package. The GSmartControl tool is a GUI or graphical user interface for smartctl. It is used for controlling and querying SMART data on modern HDDs or hard disk drives and SSDs or solid state drives.

This lets you examine the drive’s SMART data to verify its health and will also allow you to perform different tests. To download, visit GSmartControl HDD and SSD Health Inspection Tool.

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