Among other changes from the older version in jessie, it now automatically scans for NVMe type drives and the update-smart-drivedb script now works again.smartmontools.org wrote:The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA/SATA, SCSI/SAS and NVMe disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure. Smartmontools was originally derived from the Linux smartsuite package and actually supports ATA/ATAPI/SATA-3 to -8 disks and SCSI disks and tape devices.
For the command-line averse, install GSmartControl from the MX Test repo as well to get a nice GUI front-end to smartmontools.
As with any package in Test, please leave feedback if you try it.