SMARTReporter

Version: 3.1.2 || Release Date: 2014-06-07 || License: Shareware ($4.99) Developer: corecode | App Owner: corecode

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.

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Q: Why are my FireWire/USB/SCSI based hard disk drives not seen/supported?
A: "Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of Mac OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your SCSI, FireWire or USB hard disk drive, send feedback to Apple."

http://www.corecode.at/smartreporter/faq.html#FIREWIRE

There's also smartctl, by the same developer as 7zX.

Most of the drives that ever failed on my machine never reported a bad S.M.A.R.T. status. They just dropped blocks left and right until they died a silent death.

I've come to the conviction that S.M.A.R.T. itself seems to be pretty useless.

Would be great if there was Growl integration!

Onyx, like Disk Utility, only checks SMART status when started. SMARTReporter checks at regular interval without needing user intervention.
Thumbs up to developer for this nice open-source app.

Sweet. I've taken my copy down now. :)

SMARTReporter's webpage is working again.

If you cannot download SMARTReporter, use OnyX.
Among all the functions that OnyX is able to do, there's also this same function performed by SMARTReporter.
You can find OnyX here:
http://osx.iusethis.com/app/onyx

Ok, since this guy's .Mac site went down and since there doesn't seem to be any other place to download it, I've decided to temporarily put the app up at this location:
http://kumaran.vijayan.googlepages.com/SMARTReporter.zip

Note that is a download for the slightly older 2.2.0 version. The current version is apparently 2.2.1.

Holy crap, the guy's .Mac site went down. You can't download the software now... Does anybody know what happened?

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