SMARTReporter for Mac

SMARTReporter for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    50,458
  • Date Added:
    December 10, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    77
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8

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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4 stars

"It simply WORKS!"

December 21, 2012  |  By kbritany

 |  Version: SMARTReporter 3.0.5

Pros

When I didn't have this type of utility my hard drive crashed and I lost data. This manages my fears.

Cons

I wish it was free

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.5
  • Fix problem where false I/O errors could be reported under Mac OS X 10.8
  • Fix problem that nothing would be written to the log-file on the first launch
  • Fix problem where I/O errors occurring on Disk Images would be reported
  • Fix e-mail problem notification being delayed until the alert notification is dismissed
  • Fix support for S.M.A.R.T. checking disks contained in a "SoftRAID"
  • Add information about configuration problems to the menu icon tooltip
  • Add more reliable email delivery mechanism by sending through our server
  • Don't show Dock icon when SMARTReporter is opened in while being "hidden"
  • Show helpful dialog when opening the main window during configuration problems
  • Fixed German localization (thanks to Julien Dirk)
General
Publisher Julian Mayer
Publisher web site http://www.corecode.at
Release Date December 10, 2012
Date Added December 10, 2012
Version 3.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
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 Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $4.99

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