SMARTReporter 3.1.1

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SMARTReporter 3.1.1 12/02/14 Trial version English
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SMARTReporter 3.0.5 07/06/13 Trial version English
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Quickly detect errors in your hard drive

Nick Mead

Articles SMARTReporter

Recent changes

  • Fixed the I/O error check to work on OS X 10.8.
  • Added support for native on-screen notifications in OS X 10.8.
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization (thanks to Victor Figueiredo).
  • Added new menubar icon set to better fit with the default Apple icons.
  • Fixed possible issues related to I/O error checking, notification interval and log-output.
  • Never activate discrete GPU in hybrid GPU Macs from 2011 or newer.
Pros
  • Can help predict impending hard drive failures
  • Discreet operation
Cons
  • Cannot detect all kinds of failures
  • Only supports SMART drives

SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of ATA hard-drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T.-status of your hard-drives. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard-drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending drive problems. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of Mac OS X, it only supports ATA or S-ATA hard-drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard-drive, send feedback to Apple.

SMARTReporter can notify you of impending drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item.

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Excellent!

It warned me of a failing harddisk inside my 2009 MacMini. Without SMARTReporter I would not have noticed what the actual reason was behind the Mac system's unability to show the usual log-in window after startup. I would have kept seeking for primairly software problems to solve this, thus unnoticed heading toward a fatal HD crash.

Nice about SMARTReporter is it's continuos presence in the menubar represented with a harddisk-symbol. You can choose 6 different appearances. Because SMARTReporter had its real purpose one time for me (I hope never again) the coloured symbols (Green: OK, Red: Be warned!) seems best.

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