How to Check SSD in Ubuntu

How to Check SSD in Ubuntu

How to Check SSD in Ubuntu – SSD or Solid State Device is a super fast storage device with incredible read and write speeds. It is much better than traditional hard drives. There are two types of SSD, and they are the latest generation: NVME or old SATA SSDs.

The performance of any system is directly dependent on the performance of the storage device. And when storage performance is not good, you will face slow loading speed on your system.

How will you check your SSD Health? Well, we’ve got you covered because today we’re going to show you how to check SSD in Ubuntu

There are two methods to do this:

  • Via the graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Through the Terminal

How to Check SSD in Ubuntu

First, let’s go through GUI where we will use Disks Application. You can launch Disks by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard and type Disks in the search and then clicking the Disks inscription.

  • Step 1: Now when it launches you will have to click on the SSD button whose health you want to check on the left side of the launched application.
  • Step 2: Now, you will see the 3 dots in the top right corner, click on it and you will see a drop down menu, select Smart Data and Self Tests.
  • Step 3: Now another window will appear showing the SSD status.

We will go with the terminal in which we will use the following commands to check the status of our NVME SSD.

  • Step 1: First you need to install NVME-CLI using the following command:
sudoapt-get install nvme-cli

After the terminal finishes installing, we will move on to the next step

  • Step 2: Now we will list all disks using this command:

sudo list nvme

  • step 3: We will now see the details of our NVME SSD using the following command:
sudo smart log nvme / developer / nvme0

Note: “nvme0” is my disk name, so choose yours accordingly.

  • Step 4: Now we will see the status using this command:
sudo ver -n 1 smart log nvme / developer / nvme0

Now you will see the NVME SSD status and you can check the temperature with the following command:

sudo smart log nvme / developer / nvme0 | grep “^temperature”


A healthy storage system means a healthy system with fast loading speeds, and we must stay tuned so that we can get the performance we want. After reading the guide and following all the steps accordingly, you can easily see the health status of your SSD.

We use both GUI and terminal and you can use either one depending on your taste.