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HDDTemp is a small Linux utility (with daemon), that gives information about the hard drive temperature via S.M.A.R.T. (for drives supporting this feature).
In this article we are going to create a txt file and in it we are going to store the HDD temperature for every hour.

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How to install HDDTemp?

# Install in Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install hddtemp

# Install in Open Suse
sudo zypper install hddtemp

# Install in CentOS / RHEL / SL / Oracle Linux 
sudo yum install hddtemp

# Install in Arch Linux
sudo pacman -S hddtemp

# Install in Fedora
sudo dnf install hddtemp

# Install in FreeBSD
pkg install hddtemp
Code language: Bash (bash)

How to configure the crontab?

First type in the terminal crontab -e

# Start crontab
crontab -e
Code language: PHP (php)

Now in the crontab insert the following code

# Add hdd temp every hour
* * * * * echo `date`,`/usr/sbin/hddtemp /dev/sda` >> /root/hddtemp.txt
Code language: PHP (php)

We have to create a file hddtemp.txt in any folder that we want in this case it’s the root folder and make it writable

# Touch and make executable file
touch /root/hddtemp.txt
chmod 777 /root/hddtemp.txt
Code language: PHP (php)

You can check the temp via cat ot tail or vi or nano 🙂

# Check temp
pico /root/hddtemp.txt
cat /root/hddtemp.txt
tail /root/hddtemp.txt
Code language: PHP (php)


In this article we have created a super simple cron job and we have exported it into a file which will check every hour our HDD temperature.. If you know other good apps, please tell us in the comments bellow.

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