SMARTReporter for Mac

SMARTReporter for Mac

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

Version:
2.5.6
File Size:
4.43MB
Date Added:
October 20, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
49,316
Downloads Last Week:
76
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Great Peace Of Mind App"

    June 15, 2013   |   By enderbyguy

    Version: SMARTReporter 3.1

    Pros

    As I stated, a great peace of mind app

    Cons

    None. Just quietly works in the background and lets me know my Mac is healthy. As a web developer, I need to know that back up now is necessary.

    Summary

    This will be installed on all 4 of my Macs. I highly recommend this to all Mac users.

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