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:
    50,458
  • Date Added:
    October 20, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    77
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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

    "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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    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 Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.04MB
    File Name smartreporter_tryout_3.1.3.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 50,458
    Downloads Last Week 77
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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