DD Temperature in Linux: Is it possible to find the temperature of the HDD in Linux? The answer is Yes. In this article, we provided different methods to find the HDD temperature and HDD complete details. Increase in the HDD temperature may affect your system exponentially. High HDD temperature causes slow processing, system freeze & may lead to Hardware failure. I personally suggest you use the below commands and monitor your HDD temperature always.
The hddtemp command in Linux. Follow the instruction to find the HDD Temperature of your Linux PC.\
Open the Terminal
Install the hddtemp utility using the below command
$sudo apt-get install hddtemp
Enter the password and execute the installation process
Wait for a few seconds and the installation process will finish.
Now you need to use the below command to find the HDD temperature of your Linux
$sudo hddtemp /dev/sda
The output of the above command shows your HDD temperature.
From the above image, The HDDtemp command provides the HDD manufacturer name and its current temperature in Celcius. In this way, you can monitor your HDD temperature. The easiest and fastest way to check your HDD temperature of Linux PC.
Find HDD details using Smart Mon Tools Package:
The hddtemp command, provides only the HDD manufacturer name and HDD temperature. If you want to know more about your HDD that installed in your Linux PC, then Smart Mon Tools will satisfy your requirement. Follow the instruction below to install this Smart Mon Tools package and use it on your Linux PC to find the details about your HDD.
Open the Terminal
Paste the following command to install the Smartmon tools packages.
$sudo apt-get install smartmontools
Enter your system password and execute the installation process. Once it got completed you can access the smartmon tools packages using the following command.
smartctl 6.6 2017-11-05 r4594 [x86_64-linux-5.0.0-21-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-17, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Hitachi/HGST Travelstar Z5K500
Device Model: APPLE HDD HTS545050A7E362
Serial Number: TNS519GY2SVJSH
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000cca 842e7072c
Firmware Version: GG2AB990
User Capacity: 500,107,862,016 bytes [500 GB]
Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate: 5400 rpm
Form Factor: 2.5 inches
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 6
SATA Version is: SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s
Local Time is: Sat Aug 3 20:21:14 2019 IST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 45) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
Offline surface scan supported.
No Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 107) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x003d) SCT Status supported.
SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 062 Pre-fail Always - 0
2 Throughput_Performance 0x0005 100 100 040 Pre-fail Offline - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0007 212 212 033 Pre-fail Always - 1
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1180
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 005 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 067 Pre-fail Always - 0
8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 100 100 040 Pre-fail Offline - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 093 093 000 Old_age Always - 3502
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 060 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1180
160 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate 0x000a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 203
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0012 098 098 000 Old_age Always - 23638
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0002 142 142 000 Old_age Always - 42 (Min/Max 19/48)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x000a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0022 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0008 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x000a 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
223 Load_Retry_Count 0x000a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
254 Free_Fall_Sensor 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 34
SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
From the above output, you will come to know the complete details of your HDD installed in your PC. In the ID number 194, provides the current temperature of your HDD. Your HDD should be maintained in between the 19 degrees to 48 degrees Celcius.
The list of details of your HDD provided by Smart Mon Tools Packages:
LU WWN Device Id
User Capacity in bytes
Rotation Rate in rpm
Form Factor: 2.5 inches
The device is: In smartctl database or anything else
SMART support is available or not.
That’s it. The above tutorial will help you find the HDD details which includes temperature, manufacturer, device model, serial number, rotation rate in rpm and many more details. Maintain your HDD temperature between the 19 degrees to 48 degrees. If your HDD exceed 48 degrees then kindly turn off your pc to cool it down. If you have any queries in this topic and then feel free to comment us below.