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DriveDx

Version 1.11.0

Advanced drive-health diagnostic utility.

$19.99
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DriveDx overview

DriveDx is an advanced drive-health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Save yourself from data loss and downtime that is associated with unexpected drive failures. Don't worry about losing your important data, music, and photographs. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx not only monitors the drive’s built-in S.M.A.R.T. status, but also analyzes the changes of all drive health indicators that are closely related to SSD or HDD failures (like SSD wear out / endurance, reallocated bad sectors, offline bad sectors, pending sectors, I/O errors, and more) and alerts the user immediately if anything goes wrong. Our drive-health diagnostic algorithms are based on recent research in the field. The application provides access to all sufficient drive-diagnostic data to satisfy any system administrator. DriveDx is the first utility of its kind to have a real user-friendly, Mac-style interface.

When evaluating the state of various drives, DriveDx can use different (specialized) heuristic algorithms, depending on the drive model and even its firmware version. One of the key advantages of the software is that the state of HDD and SSD drives is assessed using different algorithms (DriveDx has separate sets of rules and algorithms for HDD and SSD drives), since many state indicators of HDD drives are not applicable or make no sense in the case of an SSD drive.

Features:
  • Support of modern SSDs and HDDs
  • SSD lifetime left indicator
  • Different routines for SSD and HDD health evaluation
  • Real-time SSD and HDD health status monitoring
  • User friendly and intuitive UI
  • Pre-failure state early detection - DriveDx supports 4 drive health statuses: Ok, Warning, Failing (pre-failure) and Failed. (Most of drive utilities support only 2: "Ok" and "Failed")
  • Drive failure prediction based on health indicators that are closely related to SSD or HDD failures
  • Interactive hints and descriptions for all health indicators (SMART attributes)
  • Multi-tier warning system that will inform the user about deviations from the normal state of drive attributes
  • Diagnostic Knowledge Base online auto-updating
  • Drive overall health rating
  • Drive overall performance rating (if drive supports this subset of indicators)
  • I/O errors monitoring
  • Drive free space monitoring
  • Support of drive short and full (extended) self-tests
  • Save drive(s) health report to file
  • Automatic drive health reports by email (automatic email reports)
  • Human-readable drive health indicators (attributes) representation
  • Drive temperature monitoring
  • History-based drive health evaluation
  • S.M.A.R.T. error log
  • Growl notifications
  • Retina displays support

What’s new in version 1.11.0

Updated on Apr 16 2022

Removed:
  • Support of 32-bit Macs
Fixed:
  • Crash during drive long self-test on some Macs
  • App menubar initially freezes in macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Duplicated/ghost drives in the UI if the app measurement results DB has lost its integrity (damaged)
Added:
  • SAT SMART Driver fully compatible with Apple Silicon
  • More user hints for different SAT driver installation troubleshooting cases
  • Support of Kingston A400 M.2 SSDs
  • Minor tweaks and fixes
Impoved:
  • App UI style for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Drive diagnostic algorithms and heuristics
  • Diagnosing NVMe SSDs in edge case scenarios
  • Support of Kingston A400 SATA SSDs
  • Descripton of next NVMe health indicators: "Power On Hours", "Life Percentage Used", "Data Units Written", "Data Units Read" and "Unsafe Shutdowns"
Changed:
  • Now by default reports data size in units based on powers of 10 instead of 2 (ie 1K = 1000 instead of 1K = 1024), can be changed via the menu "Help > Developer"

Information

License

Shareware

Size

16 MB

Developer’s website

https://binaryfruit.com/drivedx

Downloads

48556

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Apr 16 2022
1.11.0
0.0
Apr 16 2022
0.0
Version: 1.11.0
Tried to install using brew but their install server isn't in DNS. Is this product dead and my $20 a loss?
Caberlin
Caberlin
Apr 16 2022
1.10.1
0.0
Apr 16 2022
0.0
Version: 1.10.1
Is this Russian software? It digs deep into the Mac system, so I am worried these days.
matrixbud
matrixbud
Jan 15 2022
1.10.1
5.0
Jan 15 2022
5.0
Version: 1.10.1
I had a small problem that one of my Applescripts worked with every external drive except, lately, except for 2 out of 7 partitions on one drive. I tried and tried to diagnose the problem to no avail. Then I checked DriveDx and it told me the drive was in imminent danger of failure, and even gave details, and I believe it. Really good app!
anonymous-wallaby-5682
anonymous-wallaby-5682
Dec 2 2019
1.9.0
5.0
Dec 2 2019
5.0
Version: 1.9.0
It saved my data when it flagged a drive was on its way out. I backed up my stuff and ordered in a new drive, and re-purposed my old drive as an external. Two months later it died.
Iscreen
Iscreen
Nov 22 2019
1.8.3
3.0
Nov 22 2019
3.0
Version: 1.8.3
App seems pretty... smart. ;) Support still on holidays?
Tomq
Tomq
May 2 2019
1.8.2
5.0
May 2 2019
5.0
Version: 1.8.2
Well TJX, I'll give 5 stars for you. I agree with you that this is the "best, most excellent" drive utility I have used. And I also have tried them all. Far better than SmartUtility and SmartReporter. I especially wanted the ability to check external USB drives. Great for my purposes.
anonymous-moose-4473
anonymous-moose-4473
Jan 17 2019
1.8.2
2.0
Jan 17 2019
2.0
Version: 1.8.2
It's a pretty good utility for getting drive stats and status. However support has been nonexistent. I have requested assistance with a DriveDX issue from the developer 3 times since January 2nd 2019. That's 1 request with 2 follow ups repeating my request, However my requests for assistance have been completely ignored. No response from them, zip, zilch. This is after spending $200 on business licenses for DriveDx. I can't recommend this software to anyone if you think technical support response will be important to you. I'll update my review if they decide that the promise they make of patron technical support is important for them to fulfill. I must say I don't run into many lazy software developers. Very disappointed!
goeiste2014
goeiste2014
Jan 15 2019
1.8.2
1.0
Jan 15 2019
1.0
Version: 1.8.2
In the option "More apps" also stands "Stellar Drive Defrag" as app created by BinaryFruit.
This is not true, BinaryFruit only has created "DriveDx" and nothing else.
see: https://binaryfruit.com/store

This information is false and has to be refitted!!
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Oct 8 2018
1.8.1
5.0
Oct 8 2018
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
If you want to know the status of any drive at any moment then you must have this app! It even has excellent test features built into it. This is one of the very 1st apps that can look at any SSD no matter the format and tell you what the drives status is. It is completely non-intrusive. Support is excellent. Recent updates make it even more excellent! Works great in Mojave!
Sheadixon
Sheadixon
Aug 28 2018
1.8.1
0.0
Aug 28 2018
0.0
Version: 1.8.1
Can anyone tell me whether DriveDX gives diagnostic information for a SSD which is part of a fusion drive?
june8
june8
Jul 20 2018
1.8.1
0.5
Jul 20 2018
0.5
Version: 1.8.1
Started not the recognize startup drive. No reply, no support from the developer.
Mcr
Mcr
Aug 4 2017
1.6.0
0.0
Aug 4 2017
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
This is a response to @frans-3 below who asked why one app can report 90% health, and another 85%, but also in general to anyone using utilities that interpret SMART data, and to be careful what conclusions you draw. SMART data is just raw data; the industry and drive makers have (purposefully) left open and undocumented, many of the attributes reported, so they are open to interpretation by both drive manufacturers, and by software like Drive X that interpret the data. Seagate may choose to report one attribute differently than how Western Digital chooses too, for example. The SMART specs are often vendor specific, although some over time have come to a general agreement about what it is reporting, but only as it relates to what raw data is reporting, NOT what it means in terms of predicting future health. Kind of like a car; 4 people may report that they hear a 'funny' noise when the engine runs, they all agree and report there is 'a noise'. They may disagree what it means or predicts, and then the reality might be the engine could fail tomorrow, or it's nothing, and the engine is fine, it's just a noise but does not effect performance. To make it even more ambiguous, the SMART spec was developed when hard drives were mechanical; it hasn't been updated by the industry since 2011. with SSDs,, even vendors disagree as to what certain attributes mean or are supposed to report when it comes to SSDs, where some of those attributes don't even make sense. For example, a 'bad sector' on a physical mechanical drive has a real physical location, that is fixed (platter 1, side 2, block 30, sector 5, etc). On a SSD, sectors can be relative, the SSD controller reallocates sectors and blocks all the time, a 'sector' number as the operating system thinks of a sector number, doesn't necessarily correlate to the same physical location on a memory chip at any given time, or over time. The concept of 'sectors' and 'blocks' is a hold over from mechanical drives, it is useful to continue to use such terms so that backward compatibility with old BIOS's, drive software and Operating systems is maintained, but 'under the hood', hidden from the operating system, it's not directly identical to how rotational drives managed such things. I'm not saying these diagnostics are not useful, but you have to take with a grain of salt, especially with SSDs, because it is all up to the drive maker's interpretation of WHAT to report and WHAT is BEING reported, and up to the software vendor of the diagnostic program, to interpret what the data means, and make predictions from it. Percentage 'health' reports and predictions, are at best generalized and open to interpretation, at worse, potentially misleading. In your example, you have to ask, what does '90%' actually mean, according to DriveDX? Does it mean, 10% of the sectors are bad? Does it mean out of 50 SMART attributes measured, 90% fell in a 'good' range, and 10% fell within a 'bad' range? Is each attribute weighed equally? (obviously some are probably more significant than others, are they given more weight?) Is it a probability, like 90% chance of rain tomorrow? Like 90% chance of failure? When? Tomorrow? A year from now? Over a length of time? What length of time? If it reports 90% today, and 85% a month from now, does it mean you run out and buy a new drive? If someone is using these drives in a mission critical environment (24/7, minimal down time) would he/she take the extreme and say anything less than 100% healthy is unacceptable? In reality, s/he would be replacing drives CONSTANTLY if they took that position, so it begs the question, so if not 100%, then when if at all? Replace at 90%? 85%? 75%? If your auto repair guy said your car was '90%' healthy, what would that mean? I think you see the point.
frans-3
frans-3
May 8 2017
1.5.1
0.0
May 8 2017
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
DriveDX give me a health for my iMac SSD (part of Fusiondrive) of 90%, SSD reporter however gives me a health of 81%! How can this be???
Wts
Wts
Dec 2 2016
1.4.2
0.0
Dec 2 2016
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
I am not so sure about the accuracy of DriveDX ( 1.4.2 ) hard drive checker ( one of many many hard drive checkers on the market these days ).

Yesterday it reported a potential failure with the main hard drive.

Today it reports all is good with that drive.

Strange ??

On the other hand this application has had not updates or improvements since December 2015.

Drdul
Drdul
Oct 30 2016
1.4.2
0.0
Oct 30 2016
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
I like DriveDx because it looks at more than just the usual SMART indicators to measure drive health, and in my case alerted me to a failing mechanical hard drive in my Mac Mini that another SMART utility reported was just fine (subsequent Googling verified that the indicators that DriveDx flagged are valid signs of a failing drive). What I don't like is that the settings for the free drive space alert won't stick. I tried to turn off the alert on my Time Machine volume, but it doesn't remember the setting and every time I plug in my Time Machine volume it tells me that it's running low. Once it even reported that my OS X Recovery partition was running low on free space! I had to disable the otherwise useful email alert feature because I was getting nothing but false alert emails. I wrote the dev about this and never heard back, which in combination with a last-updated date of December 2015 makes me wonder if DriveDx is still being actively supported.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Jun 15 2016
1.4.2
0.0
Jun 15 2016
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
This app has not yet been updated to protect against the Sparkle updater framework vulnerability that was discovered in Jan. 2016. Apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle and an unencrypted HTTP channel for server updates are at risk of being hijacked to transmit malicious code to end users.
fiery12
fiery12
Mar 6 2016
1.4.2
2.0
Mar 6 2016
2.0
Version: 1.4.2
The only version of DriveDX that works with Transcend SSD370(S) drive (with Silicon Motion controller) is DriveDX v1.4.0rc1 with included smartctl 6.3.1. Any later version of DriveDX (including final v1.4.0) freezes my Mac as soon as I start the app (If I boot from that drive, there is no way to stop the machine than forced shutdown). Also, this causes increase of "UDMA CRC Error Count" SMART value of the SSD (that has a treshold of 50). The problem seems to be in included smartctl utility, that since v6.3.2 fails to send some SMART command and makes the drive unusable. Developer accepted my reports, but no reply for a planned fix appeared since July 2015, so I'm stuck to DriveDX v1.4.0rc1. My advise is, before you start DriveDX, boot from your original Mac HDD and unmount any external drives (don't unplug them). Then start DriveDX and look in the Console app. If you see "IOSATDriver::sendSMARTCommand failed", then in no case start that version of DriveDX any longer (you can try an older version as v1.4.0rc1 instead). In this case, any failed attempt increases important SMART values of you external drives.
lotox
lotox
Nov 9 2015
1.4.1
5.0
Nov 9 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
I've been using DriveDx for 2 years. Yesterday when I mounted a 1TB backup HDD via eSATA, DriveDx flagged Current Pending Sectors Count had jumped from 0 to 3. I chose an alternate HDD to complete my backup. Using Disk Utility I tried reformatting the suspect HDD using a 3-pass wipe. After 6 hours it barely made any progress and indicated more than a day to go. The drive was running hot at near 50°C so I clicked Skip and -- with obvious laboring -- DU completed a simple format and mounted the drive. DriveDx then quickly reported the Current Pending Sectors Count had increased to 13. Okay -- increasing bad sectors, hot drive, slow performance -- another HDD bites the dust (a 6 year old WD Black in case anyone is wondering). Prior to yesterday, this HDD was performing just fine and all health indicators had been green. The beauty here is that DriveDx caught the early sign of a bad drive BEFORE I committed it to another backup. Just an everyday example of how this application continues to prove its value to me.
slbenfica1
slbenfica1
Nov 7 2015
1.4.1
0.0
Nov 7 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Dear developer, you forgot to add support for mSATA (External Portable SSDs)? It gets ejected all the time and also interferes with Disk Utility cannot formats the Drive at all.

Thanks.
Septimus
Septimus
Oct 12 2015
1.4.1
5.0
Oct 12 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
Saved me from many problems as DriveDx reported problems with my SSD so I was able to replace it in time. Worth every penny!!!
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