Best Hardware Diagnostic Tools – Software Recommendations


I would like to perform a hardware check on my two desktops.
Are there any general-purpose hardware check tools for Ubuntu that will check:

  • the main board
  • IDE devices (hard disks and CD players)

One of my desktops is about three years old and the other one is 10 years old.

Best Answer

What you ask is not specific for Linux/Ubuntu and can be achieved with 3rd party software. For instance: Ultimate boot CD might be helpful.

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See the link for a long long list of tools that it has. Amongst it are BIOS, CPU, Hard Disk Information & Management, Hard Disk Diagnosis and memory tools. It also includes gparted and a resize program.

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