How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to monitor HDD temperature from Linux terminal in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal to install hddtemp –

sudo apt-get install hddtemp

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

2. Select ‘<Yes>’.

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

3. Leave the interface IP at 127.0.0.1 and select ‘<Ok>’.

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

4. Leave the port at 7634 and select ‘<Ok>’. This will complete the installation of hddtemp.

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

5. Now to find out / monitor temperature of a HDD, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo hddtemp /dev/hdx    —> Replace x with suitable variable like a,b,c.. for you HDD

In our case to find out / monitor temperature of the first HDD of the system, we will need to issue the following command –

sudo hddtemp /dev/sda

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

You won’t be able to see HDD temperature inside a virtual machine. Hence, here’s a sample output of the command from a physical machine where the command was run by a root user –

How To Monitor HDD Temperature From Linux Terminal Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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