SMARTReporter for Mac

SMARTReporter for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    52,347
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 20, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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You can't predict every hard-drive failure. But when a drive goes down because certain hardware components are slowly degrading, then S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) can help warn you of an impending crash, so you have time to run a last-minute backup. Mac OS X already uses S.M.A.R.T. to track the health of drives, but it only runs a check whenever you use Disk Utility to verify a disk. SMARTReporter is a free, open-source tool that checks the S.M.A.R.T. status of drives hourly (by default, or at any interval you set). SMARTReporter can display a menu bar icon to let you know your drive's status (green or red), and it can also show an alert, send you an e-mail, and even execute an application if it detects a problem. SMARTReporter also supports Growl for notifications, as well as the iOS Growl client Prowl so you can get drive-failure notifications on your iPhone.

Because of the limitations of S.M.A.R.T., SMARTReporter won't catch every impending failure (and unfortunately, it is also limited by OS X to checking ATA, SATA, and eSATA drives, not FireWire or SCSI), but this app can provide a very helpful warning for many types of failures.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"SMARTReporter is great!!!"

March 11, 2011  |  By SoTCNews1977

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

SMARTReport is important if you want to know the condition of your hardrive. I t will let you know when the hardrive is about to quit so you can be prepared to fix the problem.

Cons

I found no problem with SMARTReporter.

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3 stars

"Seems to work well in the background."

January 17, 2011  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

Works in the background

Cons

I have found none.

Summary

Would recommend if needed.

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5 stars

"An app, apple should insert to 10.7 or 6.x"

January 13, 2011  |  By 2manne

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

small, do what is necessary to have a chance before the HD burns out...
Writes an email if you want - with the data of the HD, that has an error.
Great!
Annoy me, that I had these app not already a half year ago!

Cons

non found yet

Summary

Should be on every Mac!

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5 stars

"Good to know it's there"

December 12, 2010  |  By Steve Davidson

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

Configurable SMART status monitor puts an icon in the menu bar, so you know that all is well -- or not. The user interface is well considered, and you can't beat the price.

Cons

There is nothing not to like.

Summary

It does what it says it will do, it does it well, and it is free.

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4 stars

"Smooth, efficient and reliable."

November 15, 2010  |  By petetodd

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

Works reliably in background without a lot of user attention.

Cons

What?s not to like?

Summary

This is the best app of its kind I?ve ever seen.

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5 stars

"EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THIS ON THEIR MAC!!!"

November 09, 2010  |  By learningexp

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

Easy to use, fast, frequent updates, helps prevent data loss with advance notice of drive failure.

Cons

Really none - not a professional utility but does provide important information right on your menu bar.

Summary

This software monitors the status of your internal S.M.A.R.T. hard drive. While you could run Disk Utility and get the information, this small, menu bar program does the work for you. It provides visual feedback, provides alerts and warnings, and give you access to the hard drive log. Worth more than the small shareware donation. We recommend this application to every one of our Macintosh customers.

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4 stars

"Nice, only tells me once that disk is OK."

November 03, 2010  |  By marikavs

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.6

Pros

So far, so good. I have it running on startup and the only time it told me my disk was OK was just after I installed it - I like not being bothered when something is fine. Was told the Onyx S.M.A.R.T status checker was notreliable so got this one too

Cons

Haven't had the experience of updating yet, so can't comment.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.6
  • Fixed a problem where automatic updates would result in a broken installation, necessitating a re-download
  • SMARTReporter's code is now (really really) signed with a digital certificate
General
Publisher Julian Mayer
Publisher web site http://www.corecode.at
Release Date October 20, 2010
Date Added October 20, 2010
Version 2.5.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.05MB
File Name smartreporter_tryout_3.1.5.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 52,347
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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