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SMARTReporter for Mac

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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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3 stars

"Seems to work as advertised"

March 19, 2011  |  By tarasbulba

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.7


Unobtrusive but always there


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5 stars

"How is your Hardrive doing?"

March 15, 2011  |  By SoTCNews1977

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 2.5.7


If you want to know the condition of your hardrive, I highly recommend SMARTReporter 2.5.7. SMARTReporter will give advance notice that your hardrive is about to quit.


No Negatives on SMARTReporter.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.7
  • Inform the user that the I/O error check option needs admin priviledges and don't spam the logfile if this isn't the case
  • Enabled keyboard shortcuts in the application

    â?¢ Updated (the intel version of) the integrated smartmontools to version 5.40

  • Fix progress of S.M.A.R.T. self-tests to count forward
  • Hidden option to disable the welcome-screen for enterprise-deployments
  • Updated Japanese localization (thanks to Jumpei Suzuki)
Publisher Julian Mayer
Publisher web site http://www.corecode.at
Release Date March 14, 2011
Date Added March 14, 2011
Version 2.5.7
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.06MB
File Name smartreporter_tryout_3.1.6.zip
Total Downloads 53,689
Downloads Last Week 49
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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