SMARTReporter
SMARTReporter
3.1.17

4.5

SMARTReporter free download for Mac

SMARTReporter3.1.17

10 November 2018

Hard drive pre-failure warning utility.

Overview

SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drive. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disk drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending hard disk drive problems. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disk drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard disk drive, send feedback to Apple. Please note that a S.M.A.R.T. alert doesn't mean that your HDD will completely fail for sure, nor can S.M.A.R.T. catch all possible HDD errors - it's just a very valuable indicator.

What's new in SMARTReporter

Version 3.1.17:
  • Fixed problem where only the SSD part of Fusion Drives would be checked on Mojave

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85 Reviews of SMARTReporter

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Bigboysdad
16 April 2011
Version: 2.6.0

Most helpful

This has all been commented on before and is obvious to many, but its still worth repeating: 1) For all your efforts in maintaining a Hard Disk, it's dying from the moment you purchase your Mac. When its eventually going to go, it will go and you will not stop that happening whatever disk recovery/ maintenance app you use. 2) The best form of data protection is to regularly back up. Do not rely on SmartDisk or any other similar app to save your data. Regular, preferably hourly backup will save the vast majority of your data. 3) If you're aware of impending Hard Drive failure, just backup again if you can (which won't take too long because the last backup was done recently, right?) 4) It is impossible to tell exactly when a Hard Drive will fail. However, with SmartReporter, the chances of getting a warning of a failing drive are improved, especially as it will email you if it identifies something to worry about. There are other paid-for apps that do a similar, or some would say better job than Smart Reporter. But whatever app you go with, its not much use without consideration of points 1 to 4 above. In this respect, I'm happy to have Smart Reporter installed, in conjunction with my use of AppleJack, Onyx and Diskwarrior to maintain my drive for as long as possible before it inevitably dies. Smart Reporter sits in the menu bar ready to warn me when my Disk's about to die. Its Menu Bar presence also serves as a regular reminder to backup but if my Drive did die, touch wood, I would have lost at most an hour's worth of data. Its in the context above that this and similar apps should be used. You can pay for this kind of app if you want to, but with Smart Reporter you don't have to as its free. Thank you developer.
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5
DragonMaster
31 October 2018
Version: 3.1.13
Really fine! Utterly dependable and accurate. Great support. Essential tool for your Mac!
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RogerKatz
19 April 2018
Version: 3.1.13
The current version is 3.1.16
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KostasK2880
21 March 2018
Version: 3.1.13
A very useful utility to check (and promptly get notified by email) your Internal or Thunderbolt based drives for SMART status, I/O errors, RAID status and Disk space usage. Lightweight and responsive, has been a saviour for a couple of times in the past.
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hmfwic47
03 March 2018
Version: 3.1.13
I found I have 3.1.14 installed.
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hmfwic47
29 December 2017
Version: 3.1.13
When I did a check on my iMac I noticed under I/O Errors that they showed 3 checked disks. That must include a fusion drive as 2 and my TM backup drive as 1.
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DennyPackard
06 November 2017
Version: 3.1.13
Is SMARTReporter compatible with an iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017) Fusion Drive? I have version 2.7.3, which appears to be working and offers me to update to version 3. However, Disk Utility information says S.M.A.R.T. status "Not Supported."
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5
saliha-najib
07 August 2017
Version: 3.1.13
Really SMARTReporter application is superb, Very fast, don't slow down my Macbook pro mid 2012 at startup.
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GeogProf
07 May 2017
Version: 3.1.13
It appears that this app DOES NOT WORK WITH SSDs (Solid State Drives, like the ones Apple has been using in MacBooks for years since they abandoned HDDs). So, this is only useful for older Macs with HDDs. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
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Max-G
23 March 2016
Version: 3.1.9
I bought SMARTReporter 3.1.4 directly from CoreCode (through esellerate). I'm now on v. 3.1.7 while 3.1.9 was released meanwhile. It seems I cannot download the latest version from their site anymore (nor at esellerate). And automatic update isn't working...
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5
TCalhau
22 December 2015
Version: 3.1.7
Updated! Perfect ^^
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BobUN
05 September 2015
Version: 3.1.6
Très rapide, ne ralenti pas le MAC au démarrage. Aucun outil par contre, juste une info.
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5
TCalhau
08 May 2015
Version: 3.1.6
This is one of the applications that I deem essential. I install it on all of my Macs. He constantly monitors hard disks and warns you before by email if you find any failure or potential failure.
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5
FrankBaumgartner8972
08 February 2015
Version: 3.1.5
Must have tool for OSX, one of the very first installs on any new machine for me! - Should be purchased by Apple and integrated into OSX natively.
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Andrewm8
17 October 2014
Version: 3.1.3
SMARTReporter is using 99% of the CPU all the time, on Mavericks and on Yosemite. I have to quit it as fans are running like crazy.
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5
Fmaxwell2
14 August 2014
Version: 3.1.2
Useful app that should have been part of OS X already. Very responsive, customer-focused developer.
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5
Xenophile
01 August 2014
Version: 3.1.2
SMARTReporter is the first third party app I install on every new OS X installation. It's a textbook example of a small footprint app with just the right features. This sort of app is deceptively difficult to create, since the temptation is to bloat it with extra features to make it better. SMART status, RAID status, IO error status, and Disk Space monitoring. A clearly designed icon. Perfection. Many years ago, SMARTReporter tipped me off to IO errors in a Powermac, which were caused by a failing PSU. Almost the moment I finished backing up my data, the PSU began to blow smoke and the Powermac crapped out on me. The IO error warning saved me DAYS of trouble! At $5, SMARTReporter is an absolute steal.
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Unblocktheplanet
08 June 2014
Version: 3.1.2
I no newbie to Mac; I've been using Macs since 1984. I'm not so paranoid and terrible at backing up but I use all the diagnostic utilities I can find. However, SMARTReporter is my only five-star appl. It's bright-green. It's in the menubar. What could be simpler than that? It saved my bacon on my new MacBook Pro AND MacBook Air this winter. Thank you CoreCode!
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Harv
07 June 2013
Version: 3.1.0
In addition to all the technical merits mentioned herein, the tech/customer support is first-class. Email is competently and politely answered (by the developer) the same day, usually within the hour; couldn't be better.
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MichaelHaeusler
22 March 2013
Version: 3.0.5
Great little app. Luckily I haven't had any problems with my disks. ;) SMARTReporter immediately gave out a warning when the available disk space was getting critical. Never crashed once. PS: If your external hardware is SAT-capable, the 3rd party SATSMART driver should make SMARTReporter also work with these external drives. See here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/47045/s.m.a.r.t.-for-usb-and-firewire-drives
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Gary30
24 January 2013
Version: 3.0.5
Just got SMARTReporter and put it through its paces on all my hard drives in supported enclosures. It actually displays as much or more information as does DiskTools Pro. Moreover it works on the DEVICE and not the VOLUME which I think is correct whereas DiskTools Pro works on Volumes. At any rate, SMARTRporter works great with with the open source SATSMARTDrivers for Mac to report S.M.A.R.T. status for many current drive enclosures which have a USB connector (there is a list of enclosures that work/don't work amongst the project pages). Finally, SMARTReporter seems to require very little memory or CPU so continuous monitoring makes sense.
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Gary30
21 January 2013
Version: 3.0.5
I use DiskTools Pro for checking the S.M.A.R.T. status as it gives an indication as to how many bad sectors have ben moved and other hard parametric information as well as the "Verified" indicator. In the past for me, the best indicator of a drive getting ready to give up is suddenly seeing a couple of bad sectors being reallocated. The limit for S.M.A.R.T. verification is just 5. From screenshots I cannot see that SMARTReporter does any reporting of details. Also, there are now some OS X kext drivers that will enable drives in some external enclosures to report S.M.A.R.T. status. Google for "SATSMARTDriver." Project is on GitHub.
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MichaelHaeusler
24 November 2012
Version: 3.0.5
Trying to update from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5, but the app tells me that there was an unpacking error. Tried to download the esellerate version manually, but it's still at 3.0.4. Any place to get the full 3.0.5 updater for clients with volume licenses?
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Tony-Aguila
05 July 2012
Version: 3.0.3
Twice tried the update using the App Store app, both times it would not launch. The message said the app was damaged, to delete and reinstall from App Store. No joy. Next I tried deleting and restoring from Time Machine and the tried the update again. Failed again, twice. Finally I did a restore from Time Machine, then used AppDelete to completely uninstall the program, including all associated files. This time, the fresh install from App Store worked.
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Jimw
04 July 2012
Version: 3.0.3
While I have no issue with the concept of such a program I do have an issue with charging for 'a one trick pony' for something that is freely available on other websites or incorporated into other existing programs such as Disk Utility and Onyx. While I could see it as a $.99 I personally feel that $5 is a bit steep for such a program and that the developer is seizing an opportunity to follow the advise of W.C. Field - i.e. "It is immoral to allow a sucker to keep his money." The process of a S.M.A.R.T. is really quite simple since Apple conveniently provides a command line utility to do this and incorporates it into Disk Utility. So what the user is really paying for is a GUI that runs it on a regular basis. So for those who strictly use their Mac as an appliance and just browse with it, get mail and run a few apps, $5 may be a reasonable sum to pay for a program that could be running for years without any issues. But for those who know how to use Automator or Applescript, here is a link to an Applescript that does this. http://hints.macworld.com/dlfiles/smart_disk.txt Note that this product will not prevent you from losing everything on your hard drive. All it will do is warn you that it is about to happen, or already has. What you should be doing is using Time Machine or some other backup program so that if you lose your main drive, recovery will not be a major issue. I suggest a 1TB or larger which should keep around a years worth of data. Since I a a heavy user, I use 2TB. I have seen 1.5TB for a bit over $100. Personally I feel it is more important to be doing a proper backup than to be spending money on any program whose primary purpose is to tell you that your hard drive is, or about to be in failure mode. BTW; From what I have read, should S.M.A.R.T. give you a warning, DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR HARD DRIVE UNTIL YOU HAVE BACKED IT UP. I repeat: DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR HARD DRIVE UNTIL YOU HAVE BACKED IT UP!! If you can back up your current data or transfer it to a different drive this is the time to do it. If you turn off your dive before that it may not come up ever again.
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Amcarter3
12 June 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Great program. BUT why does this Ver 3.0.2 update come through saying it is Ver 2.7.2??
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Jimmy-D
01 June 2012
Version: 3.0.1
This is one of my favorite and most-trusted drive utilities and it is installed on all the Macs I manage. The author has generously given away the previous version for years and is now charging a fair price for a major revision. It has a comprehensive set of features expanded from the previous version. The author has always provided top-notch support with a fast response and has my thanks for writing a great program.
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Amcarter3
28 May 2012
Version: 3.0.1
My question about this software is: Has it actually saved anyone by informing you that your hard drive is about to fail? I've had it on my computer for many years. I guess I've never had a drive fail, because I've never seen this software do anything. Nothing.
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Hoondi
27 May 2012
Version: 3.0.1
I suggest people write their own software and endeavour to distribute it before ridiculously "ruling out" MAS. I makes life easier for coders, hence they can concentrate on what they do best – coding. People like Akjim, seriously... spend some energy elsewhere. I am on the lookout for a SMART app that integrates with ZFS (a.k.a Zevo on OSX) Do this and you'll get my money.
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Thyx
16 May 2012
Version: 3.0.0
Just a quick comment: 2.6.2 and 2.7.2 work – as far as I can tell – quite okay on 10.7 (Lion). The "vers. 2.7.2 - 10.5" above refers to the last version that works on Leopard. Just in case, anyone suspects the devs of anything. Still providing the last free version is fine, thanks.
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Akjim
03 May 2012
Version: 3.0.0
I have used version 2.7 for several years and it is an excellent program. I would love to say thank you by paying from version 3 and indeed came to MacUpdate tonight to do just that. However, I will not purchase any upgrades to this or other applications through the apple app store. This is end of life for this application at my location. Revival only possible through a change of policy by the developer, allowing users to purchase either through MacUpdate or directly from the developer's web site. Selling this ONLY through the app store is an example of short sighted developmental management. Consumers BUYING through only the app store are foolish as well. Single source supply through only Apple? What a slippery slope you tread! We need distributed sourcing and we need robust fully functional applications. If you won't provide me these things I'll do without. I hope more people will see the dangers of Apple's app store and opt instead to use Macupdate as their preferred source, and purchase directly from the author. Vote with your money!
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Harv
25 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
After many years of enjoying the free benefits of SmartReporter, I had no problems with now paying a nominal fee for this upgraded product. The new features & ease of use have convinced me that I made a sound investment. As best I can tell, it works as advertised and is rock solid. FWIW, I did ascertain that the developer tests the code with (simulated) failing drives, so that he can verify that the app can actually detect a failure in progress. No doubt there are constraints & exceptions, but, IMHO, that does seem like a reasoned approach.
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Libertyforall1776
24 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
Well 2.7.2 source code IS available, in case anyone wants to work on it for a continued free version: http://www.corecode.at/downloads/smartreporter_source_2.7.2.zip
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Schauf
24 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
Certainly worth $4.99. I like the new layout.
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Thinking-Differently
23 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
I really like SMARTReporter and have used it for many years. It was always very easy to use. And the nice little green drive icon in the menu bar is reassuring. I am grateful for all the years it has been free. And I hope the writer makes a ton of $$$ off of it as reward for his many years of hard work. Yet, I've had SMART Utility find bad drives that SMARTReporter missed. When it was free, SMARTReporter was good enough, that most of my clients installed it. However, it appears that SMARTReporter is now only available via the App Store at $5. However, at $100 for a business license, SMART Utility might actually be cheaper for some businesses. And you don't have to deal with the App Store. Which a number of my business customers would rather avoid.
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MisterE
22 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
This utility is redundant because *every* Mac user should have a copy of Diskwarrior which also does smart reporting. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11707/diskwarrior
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Xenophile
22 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
For $10, Hardware Monitor reports SMART status, and data from every freakin' hardware sensor on your Mac! Don't fall for this one-trick pony when so much value can be had in the same 5-10 dollar range. This is a great example of price creep sans mission creep. FAIL.
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Neo979
22 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
Thank you for jacking up the price on this "free" program! I have WAY too much junk on my menubar, and this has given me just the pause I needed to realize how much I don't need this program. Now I can uninstall it and get back some much-needed screen space!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
22 April 2012
Version: 3.0.0
And the App Store swallows up another, possibly good, program. But I'll never know how good it is (or is not) because there's no trial version to check out. It's supposed to be an improved copy of the free version, but who can say? I don't begrudge the fact that it now has a price tag, but that I cannot test it before I buy is a deal breaker. I'm sure I'm not alone here.
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Harv
21 April 2012
Version: 2.7.2
I am unable to enable: "Check For Problematic I/O Errors". The stated reason is that I am not an "Admin-User". That is simply not so. Am I the only one with this issue? I would contact the developer, but he has stated v2.x is no longer supported. Suggestions?
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0.5
Elvey
17 December 2011
Version: 2.7.1
Google's white paper (see wikipedia) proved that simply monitoring the pass/fail status provided via SMART is far less useful than monitoring certain individual stats, especially 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct! SMARTreporter doesn't do that; other SMART tools do.
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sjk
07 December 2011
Version: 2.7.1
AFAIK this only monitors for I/O errors on drives that support S.M.A.R.T. and it would be useful if it could do that on *all* drives.
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Bigboysdad
16 April 2011
Version: 2.6.0
This has all been commented on before and is obvious to many, but its still worth repeating: 1) For all your efforts in maintaining a Hard Disk, it's dying from the moment you purchase your Mac. When its eventually going to go, it will go and you will not stop that happening whatever disk recovery/ maintenance app you use. 2) The best form of data protection is to regularly back up. Do not rely on SmartDisk or any other similar app to save your data. Regular, preferably hourly backup will save the vast majority of your data. 3) If you're aware of impending Hard Drive failure, just backup again if you can (which won't take too long because the last backup was done recently, right?) 4) It is impossible to tell exactly when a Hard Drive will fail. However, with SmartReporter, the chances of getting a warning of a failing drive are improved, especially as it will email you if it identifies something to worry about. There are other paid-for apps that do a similar, or some would say better job than Smart Reporter. But whatever app you go with, its not much use without consideration of points 1 to 4 above. In this respect, I'm happy to have Smart Reporter installed, in conjunction with my use of AppleJack, Onyx and Diskwarrior to maintain my drive for as long as possible before it inevitably dies. Smart Reporter sits in the menu bar ready to warn me when my Disk's about to die. Its Menu Bar presence also serves as a regular reminder to backup but if my Drive did die, touch wood, I would have lost at most an hour's worth of data. Its in the context above that this and similar apps should be used. You can pay for this kind of app if you want to, but with Smart Reporter you don't have to as its free. Thank you developer.
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Penguirl
14 April 2011
Version: 2.6.0
My only complaint about SMARTReporter is that non-admin users cannot enable I/O error checking. While I am the admin for my Macs, I prefer to run as a non-admin. It would be nice if non-admins could enable I/O error checking, or at least authenticate as an admin.
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4.5
Hendricx
17 March 2011
Version: 2.5.7
Never had any need in using such tools. But lately my external HD was behaving strang. With this tool I could pinpoint the issue. Easy to work with and handy when needed.
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Poikkeus
04 January 2011
Version: 2.5.6
I have this installed on my MacBook Pro, but this software works in the background - in the possibility it will predict drive failure. In other words, it's a tool to stave off possible disaster - albeit an uncertain one. Your very first defense against drive failure is to back up your data regularly; of course, the more heat your system endures, the more chance of drive failure. This software is easy to use, one of the several things you should be doing to safeguard your HD.
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Ninja-Boy
21 September 2010
Version: 2.5.3
Felt reassured installing this app after having three Macs die in six years. However, as reviewers have already pointed out, I too was given no warning when Mac number four died suddenly. It was functioning perfectly one minute with no visible problems in performance, then bang! Dead! HD was totally inaccessible. Mac number five now has Disk Tools Pro installed, although to be honest, I don't think pre-warning apps of this type really work. If the SMART and/or HD is going to die, it will be swift, without warning, and will just happen.
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Strob
19 September 2010
Version: 2.5.2
I'm disappointed in this app. I had a WD Raptor hard drive fail in my Powermac G5 and SmartReporter never gave warning and still reports it as good even though it is totally inaccessible. Send feedback from within the app is to a non-functioning account.. It failed to do what it claims which makes it unreliable.
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incrzr
14 September 2010
Version: 2.5.2
I got an error after launching this version: I/O checking took to long so it has been disabled. Thanks
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Garyi
05 September 2010
Version: 2.5.1
It would be great if growl notifications could be put in. I notice it can email but growl would be easier, so I can monitor my media centre mac minis harddrive. Great app though
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Caberlin
02 September 2010
Version: 2.5.0
Good little helper app. Now it can also check for the infamous "I/O" Errors in the log file, which is great as I do not have to do it manually any more.
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Libertyforall1776
02 January 2010
Version: 2.4.5
Very nice little app. Now it just needs to become 64-bit to be perfected...
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Moocan
17 October 2009
Version: 2.4.2
Hi, Very essential application. great one. @dev if you read me ... could you add growl notification ? Kind Regards
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Dom21
29 December 2008
Version: 2.3.9
I'm reading reviews here that talk about dropping blocks, like "Most just start dropping blocks right and left until the machine doesn't boot." How do you know when your HD is "dropping blocks"-- what does it mean?
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Atalantia
20 April 2008
Version: 2.3.7
[Quote] "I agree with the previous poster. SMART itself is unreliable. I have had two disk crashes in 18 months - in both cases data was unrecoverable - couldn't even mount the volume. SMART status stayed green all the way - no warning." [/Quote] If this is true, It's real flapdoodle to have this program.
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Michelebettazzi
04 October 2007
Version: 2.3.2
Very useful but italian localisation still sucks...
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Mr-Kitty
15 March 2007
Version: 2.2.5
Seems like the biggest limitation of this program would be the unreliability of SMART itself. Of all the failed drives I've dealt with over the years, only a fraction of them ever failed SMART. Most just start dropping blocks right and left until the machine doesn't boot anymore.
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BDog
31 January 2007
Version: 2.2
I've always loved this app, thank you. 1 problem; If you select "Don't check disks when on battery power" you will get stuck with the "Looks like your drive config changed, the prefs window will be opened" dialogue next time it launches. Clicking OK dismisses the dialogue but it just keeps appearing over and over.
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4.5
Threedee912
01 September 2006
Version: 2.1.5
I've used this app for many months now, and although I haven't experienced any drive failures, it's a nice utility to have. Of course, it can't detect every possible drive failure, but it seems to be working.
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Sidetracked
15 August 2006
Version: 2.1.5
One of those simple little apps that make life better. After going through a painful hard drive death that left me with some lost material at a bad moment, this is a great little reassurance that all is well. Yes, one can get there through Terminal, or check through disk utility, but this is simple, fast, free (although I think worthy of a donation) and always there. It takes up a tiny bit of menu bar space. Drives die fast (as I found out). I don't want to have to be lucky enough to happen to check in time to catch it. This should absolutely be a built in option from Apple, but it isn't, so I'm glad someone put it out there.
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Jj-Tiger
10 June 2006
Version: 2.1.5
Current SMARTReporter version conflicts with DVD Player 4.6.5 in Mac OS 10.4.6, with Security Update 2006-003. SMARTReporter's frequent accessing the computer for current SMART status causes frequent bright white flashes during DVD playback. =-= Earlier SMARTReporter was okay with earlier Mac Software.
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Steven Georges
26 May 2006
Version: 2.1.5
Sig, SMARTReporter does not check software formats, it is designed to check for hardware failures. It does this not by creating its own technology but by using the S.M.A.R.T. technology built into your hard drive. More on S.M.A.R.T. http://www.ariolic.com/activesmart/smart-technology.html Great program, thanks for the "Green" peace of mind!
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3.5
Anonymous
28 June 2005
Version: 2.0
Neat idea, and I've used it in Panther for ages, but it failed to notify me of a failed internal 60gb OEM hard drive on a PB 17" 1ghz model. Not sure it really does what it claims to. The drive was overfilled, I was able to repair it after two Disk Utility repairs, and within 3 days it was gone. Thankfully I bought an external firewire backup drive to CCC the contents over and all worked well, but as for SmartReporter, I'm afraid it's anyone's guess whether it actually works, or functions as it claims. I got no warning, email, or any indication that anything was wrong. V2.0b.1.
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Mainemanx
05 January 2005
Version: 2.0b5
Ya' know, the best thing about this app is the beautiful green icon that hangs over the edge of the menu bar... and the shadow it casts over the adjacent window :-)
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Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 2.0b5
Yeah thats great if to arsed to open disk utility. 10.2 dosn't have at all. We're flying blind.
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Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 2.0b5
ZZZZZzzzzzz Of course it's built in. But is it in the menu bar?
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Anonymous
22 December 2004
Version: 2.0b5
10.3 has this built in already. Can we have a 10.2 version please.
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Anonymous
22 December 2004
Version: 2.0b5
It has just come to my attention that smartmontools now has darwin support. This may be a better bet than maxwell for your needs.
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4.5
Anonymous
14 December 2004
Version: 2.0b4
Who cares if Anonymous is a command-line *nix guru who likes to let everyone know about it, this is a very nice little menu bar app that does all the job that needs to be done, and you don't have to fart around with compiling source files and fiddling with Terminal commands.
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Anonymous
03 November 2004
Version: 2.0b2
I just found maxwell which is a command line tool. I set up a cron job for it and have the output emailed to me. It gives much more info than SMARTReporter.
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Anonymous
02 November 2004
Version: 2.0b2
Is is possible to run this without the menu item? I'm paranoid enough to run this, but not paranoid enough to need constant visual assurance that my hard drives are, in fact, not about to fail.
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Julianmayer
02 November 2004
Version: 2.0b2
if you would actually send a crash report to me, instead of only posting about it here, i actually would be able to fix it ;) could you send me the crash-log (~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/SMARTReporter.log) and your e-mail settings? thanks, julian
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3.5
Anonymous
01 November 2004
Version: 2.0b2
Crashes when attempting to send a test email to an Exchange server, but otherwise a very welcome little app.
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Anonymous
01 November 2004
Version: 2.0b2
because firewire bridges don't pass SMART info :-(
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Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 2.0b1
Its the same with IDE Cards (like my ACARD) which are SCSI Devices for the system: SMART needs native IDE-Devices. FW-IDE Bridge or SCSI-IDE Bridge can´t work. TechToolPro cant also do that with such Bridges.
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Anonymous
31 July 2004
Version: 1.0
did what it said it would do I have a question, why can't any of these give me the status of my external firewire drive? I own disk warrior and it doesn't do it either.
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Anonymous
27 July 2004
Version: 1.0
You're great! If only I'd had this utility a few weeks ago. . .
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Anonymous
05 July 2004
Version: 1.0b3
Is there any program you have like this but for macOSX 10.2.8?
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4.75
asmeurer-1
20 May 2004
Version: 1.0b2
It starts up too fast, I had to move my other menu items to the very beginning of the startup items list. ;)
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Anonymous
19 May 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Just a friendly comment...Apple's own DiskUtility does SMART monitoring, but not continously like SMARTReporter. If you have DiskWarrior, you can install a continuous SMART monitor program like this one. This is not a criticism of SMARTReporter, more tools are better, and it's great that it's free. But you might not need it if you own one of the above.
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4.5
Simon Westenholz
18 May 2004
Version: 1.0b1
I spoke too soon! :) Sorry - it actually does what I said it didn't do although it's not the most obvious way you make it do so...
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4
Simon Westenholz
17 May 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Well.. I can only say that it successfully diagnosed my hard drive as failing... Now I just have the slight issue of backing up ca. 50 gigs of data... Damn... But the program does what it's surposed to do. My only complaint is that it doesn't give you the option to get a diagnostic on demand - it only gives you the popup warning on launch, and has the worrying red HD the rest of the time.
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4.5
Anonymous
01 May 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Hey Julian, this software name is also used by Logimax's banking software. Which one of you has the rights to the name (I suspect I know the answer). 1.0b2 inbound with a name change?
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Julianmayer
28 April 2004
Version: 1.0b1
SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation in Mac OS X which currently only supports ATA-drives (although AFAIK also SCSI or FireWire drives should support that standard) . I should note that in the ReadMe and will correct this in the next version. If you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire drive you should send feedback to Apple.
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Anonymous
27 April 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Doesn't recognize my external FireWire drive...
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Anonymous
27 April 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Well it works, I think. Hard to tell without my hard drive actually crashing :) Some minor bugs, as noted in the readme. It's reassuring to see the green hard drive icon. Nice choice of colours.
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