DriveDx
DriveDx 1.2.0
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Advanced drive health diagnostic utility.   Demo ($19.99)
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DriveDx is 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 does not only monitor 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
What's New
Version 1.2.0 (421):
  • Fixed trial period
  • Fixed direct email sending via SMTP without authentication (mode when authentication is not enabled)
  • Tweaked description "Unexpected Power Loss Count" (#174 / #192) health indicator
  • Improved "Total LBAs Written" (#241) health indicator UI representation
  • Improved "Total LBAs Read" (#242) health indicator UI representation
  • Improved cosmetic tweaks and fixes
Version 1.2.0 (421):
  • Fixed trial period
  • Fixed direct email sending via SMTP without authentication (mode when authentication is not enabled)
  • Tweaked description "Unexpected Power Loss Count" (#174 / #192) health indicator
  • Improved "Total LBAs Written" (#241) health indicator UI representation
  • Improved "Total LBAs Read" (#242) health indicator UI more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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DriveDx User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

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Djefis reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
Great tool.
[Version 1.2.0]


burypromote
-3

+200
Zo219 commented on 31 Dec 2013
Hmmm. Ddx found a fairly serious issue but could tie me no more information unless I bought full version. No way.

Red flag, red flag!

And be very careful whatever drive repair tool you might buy - usually not something soft are can repair.
[Version 1.2.0]


burypromote
+4

+105
siamlotus commented on 01 Dec 2013
There is a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on at the developer's site for this software.
[Version 1.2.0 (421)]

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burypromote
+2

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Falstaffa replied on 01 Dec 2013
@siamlotus: Thanks for the DriveDx sale information, it's exactly what I was awaiting in order to buy a license for this program. Now I can acquire a family license (5 Macs) at the non-discounted price of a single license. Quite a bargain price for a very good program.
burypromote
+1

+105
siamlotus replied on 02 Dec 2013
@Falstaffa: You're welcome. I bought it for my Mac when I saw the sale too. Definitely the best software of it's kind that I've had on my Mac.
burypromote
+3

+18

Thec13 reviewed on 14 Sep 2013
Use this at my job and absolutely love it. Must have for Techs and IT gurus.
[Version 1.1.0]


burypromote
+4

+110

June8 reviewed on 01 Jul 2013
A couple of days ago, DriveDx warned me (pre-failing) for one of my external drives. I don't use it any more for backup. After DriveDx warning, drive behaved abnormally, I heard loud clicking noises and I got warnings from OS X as the drive unmounted abnormally while it was not the case. Thanks to DriveDx.
[Version 1.1.0]


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+2

+46

Wizard2 reviewed on 30 Jun 2013
If you value your music, photos, movies, or data – you need DriveDx.

Don't think that this is just SMART. From my understanding it uses much more advanced metrics to assess drive performance over time, and the likelihood of impending failure, and can proactively send a warning email when those metrics deteriorate.

DriveDx correctly predicted the premature failure of drive on a production iMac – which Apple promptly replaced – no questions asked.

In fact, Apple was impressed with DriveDx as it uses many of the same metrics that their own proprietary diagnostic suite does.

When you consider the cost of trying to recover data from a failed drive – the modest cost of Drive Dx is a bargain.

Nothing else I've tested comes close. DriveDx isn't just SMART – it's brilliant.
[Version 1.1.0]


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+42
Just-Annutha-Dewd commented on 30 Jun 2013
I don't see a way to run a "long" SMART self-test. Am I missing something? This option exists in SMARTReporter and SMART Utility.
[Version 1.1.0]

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burypromote

+42
Just-Annutha-Dewd replied on 01 Jul 2013
Ah.... thanks! I was scratching my head trying to find the "blue button", and finally did. I have 2 drives: an SSD and an HDD. The SSD doesn't have SMART logging available, so the Self-Test submenu was missing completely as a result (I presume). I finally spotted it under the HDD. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the breadth of information presented here.
burypromote
+4

+60

Offline reviewed on 29 Jun 2013
As a photographer, I'm always concerned about drive failure because I know it will happen to all of my drives. What I don't know is when.

DriveDx exposes low-level information of internal sensors, pre-fail indicators and lifetime accumulators of information that have allowed me to anticipate problems before they affect my system.

As a result, I sent e drives back to LaCie for exchange under warranty due to anticipated drive failure.

LaCie technicians don't use a tool of this sophistication!

The developer is actively interested in making his product better and communication is rapid and excellent.

This is one of the best investments you can make in your system. I recommend it highly.
[Version 1.1.0]


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+5

+342

Xenophile reviewed on 10 Jun 2013
Cheaper and better than it's main OS X competitors. DriveDX has a better GUI layout, clearer presentation of data, and explanations of each of the SMART attributes. Beautiful.

I didn't see a way to monitor IO errors like SMARTReporter does, which has on occasion warned me of impending hardware failure on older PPC Macs. Add this feature and I can cleanse my system of all of DriveDX's competitors.
[Version 1.0.7]

1 Reply

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+1

+342
Xenophile replied on 27 Jun 2013
Thank you for the fast response! FWIW, in the case of the PPC Mac in question, the IO errors were actually due to a failing PSU. It's good to hear IO error monitoring will soon be available.
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+3

+110

June8 reviewed on 31 May 2013
Best in its class. Excellent tech support.
[Version 1.0.7]


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DavidFoster rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 1.2.0]



+26

Runtime rated on 02 Dec 2013

[Version 1.2.0 (421)]



hs17101949gmail.com9526 rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 1.1.0]



+62

Molamola rated on 17 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0.6]



+31

Sixbillships rated on 07 Feb 2013

[Version 1.0.5]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:01 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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DriveDx is 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 does not only monitor 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 diagnostics algorithms are based on the recent researches in this 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 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 & 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
  • 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


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