Disk Sensei
Disk Sensei
1.6.3

3.3

Disk Sensei free download for Mac

Disk Sensei

1.6.3
10 December 2017

Advanced disk-performance tool.

Overview

Disk Sensei is an advanced disk performance tool for Mac. We have created a Swiss-Army knife for your Mac, with powerful features to monitor, maintain, and enhance storage performance and utilization. Disk Sensei is the world's first software of its kind. With a strong focus on clean design and easy-to-use features, it is an advanced disk performance tool that you don’t have to be a computer professional to understand.

Features
  • Monitor drive usage and statistics
  • Analyze and explain drive health
  • Visualize drive content to help users understand and maintain their file system
  • Clean out space-hogging caches, logs, and other large files
  • Optimize drive performance and free up space through advanced OS X tweaks
  • Enable Trim for solid-state drives
  • First software to offer manual trim for solid state drives
  • Benchmark drives and compare their performance

What's new in Disk Sensei

Version 1.6.3:
  • Fixed a crash when clicking on "Health" on OS X 10.11

13 Disk Sensei Reviews

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Jimw
16 May 2015

Most helpful

Please note that some SSD drives do not support TRIM. It is easy to find out if your SSD drive supports TRIM .Do the following: -Launch "About This Mac" under the Apple menu -Click on "System Report" - After it loads, Click on "SATA/SATA Express" - Click on each of the drives till "Medium Type" in the list says "Solid State". - The line right below this will say "Yes" or "No" to "TRIM SUPPORT" If it says "NO" TRIM will NOT work on your SSD.
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Version 1.1
Dbrooks787
02 August 2019
I think the app has been abandoned. It does not work properly on Mojave and High Sierra. The last update was in December 2017. On both of my computers, it misreports drive sizes and interfaces and freezes after a few minutes of use. It does not run long enough to tell if it does anything else correctly. Sometime after it freezes, it crashes.
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Version 1.6.3
Cemjack
03 February 2018
After install, program said TRIM was enabled but Apple System Report said TRIM was not enabled. I also tried to use the manual trim option - which took hours. Afterward, I saw not change in disk write/read speeds. No help from developer after email request. Will not be using this program.
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Version 1.6.3
Eric•Woehler
10 December 2017
Using it on MB Air with 128GB internal, Mac Mini with 256GB Samsung 850 and all ok, works as advertised and has additional functionality under "Tools" to reduce un-needed writes to SSD etc. Seems to be unable to detect/recognise Samsung 850 SSD in external enclosure. Recommended on the basis of exceptional functionality that is likely to protect/save your SSD - and think of all the hassles if drive goes down.
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Version 1.6.2
TCalhau
03 May 2016
I use it on a Mac mini and a Macbook with OS X El Capitan and works perfectly! Congratulations to the developer!
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Version 1.2
Nealnt
10 November 2015
Despite claims Disk Sensei 1.2 does not work on me El Capitan computer.
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Version 1.2
3 answer(s)
Nealnt
Nealnt
16 November 2015
With the developer's help I got it to work! Don't know what the problem was specifically.
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SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
27 July 2016
Re: "With the developer's help I got it to work!" – Then you should update your negative review; if the dev helped you and it works for you now, that doesn't sound like a two-star effort.
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Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
11 July 2018
You should update your negative review and pass along what did the trick.
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Libertyforall1776
05 July 2015
To enable TRIM on 10.10.4 and above, simply type sudo trimforce at the UNIX command prompt! You don't need a TRIM application any longer...
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
06 July 2015
Ever since OS X got native Trim support it could be enabled through Terminal for third party ssd's too, so I wonder what you're really trying to say here. Obviously Disk Sensei does a lot more than simply enabling and disabling Trim. Try explaining Terminal and Sudo to my 89 year old grandmother...
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Soren0
Soren0
06 July 2015
According to the developer, Oskar, he says it's safer to enabler TRIM via the application then to use the trimforce command. See https://www.cindori.org/safely-enable-trim-on-yosemite-and-el-capitan/

He says "This is the easiest and safest way to enable Trim on OS X. It is even better than using the new built in trimforce command"
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RogerKatz
05 July 2015
DIsk Sensei has been updated to version 1.2
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Version 1.1
tvalleau
28 May 2015
Comment to the developer: 1) I tried VERY HARD to use your support site, but EVERY name I entered came back as "already in use."
2) There is an extremely annoying "feature" to this product, if you happen to already be using something for Smart Monitoring. Disk Sensei comes up with a warning box, explaining that it "Could not access drive health" (because something else is running) and a big OK button.
The problem is that after you dismiss it, it comes back 10 seconds later.... over, and Over, and OVER again. Once I'd finished a manual trim, I had to dismiss well over 100 of these dialogs.

Really, folks. ONE warning is enough! Please fix this in the next iteration.
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Version 1.1
TCalhau
17 May 2015
I'm loving this app. The ease on activation of the TRIM on my SSD in addition to multiple disk analysis tools. It will probably be my next purchase!
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Version 1.1
Jimw
16 May 2015
Please note that some SSD drives do not support TRIM. It is easy to find out if your SSD drive supports TRIM .Do the following: -Launch "About This Mac" under the Apple menu -Click on "System Report" - After it loads, Click on "SATA/SATA Express" - Click on each of the drives till "Medium Type" in the list says "Solid State". - The line right below this will say "Yes" or "No" to "TRIM SUPPORT" If it says "NO" TRIM will NOT work on your SSD.
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Version 1.1
5 answer(s)
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
16 May 2015
Good advice. Thanks.
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LuukLuuk
LuukLuuk
17 May 2015
On what information do you base this asssumption that "NO" means TRIM will not work?
It makes no sense, as I have a Samsung 830 which does support TRIM. However, I currently have TRIM disabled (in Yosemite) and as System Report says "TRIM Support: No" I interpret it as it is: TRIM is not enabled.
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star-affinity
star-affinity
17 May 2015
Not true. ”Yes” or ”no” there simply means that TRIM is on (Yes) or off (No). I'm quite sure most (if not all?) SSD's support TRIM.
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Rjmorita
Rjmorita
17 May 2015
I asked Cindori and here is the response:

If it says "Trim Support:NO" in Sytem Information, that just means it's not enabled. Enable it with Disk Sensei and it will change to "YES". If your drive does not support Trim, it would not be reported at all.

So I tried enabling mine and now it says, "Trim Support: Yes".
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Jimw
Jimw
17 May 2015
Thank you Rjmorita for the correction
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3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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