SMART status

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trainguy77, May 20, 2005.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Is there any program that checks you smart hard drive status, that does not slow down your computer at all?

    I have noticed with the program: SMARTReporter, my first login of the day is always really slow.

    I would be fine with one that runs in terminal too.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    disk utility reports your S.M.A.R.T. status too, dont know how many resources it will eat up though
     
  3. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I would like something free, I also want something that does it automatically.
     
  4. James Philp macrumors 65816

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  6. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  7. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well one more thing where do i add that text. I found the file crontab. But where in it does that line go? Sorry I don't know much about the underworkings of X.
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    With only one disk the above mentioned tip from macosxhints can be done even easier:

    Code:
    ono-sendai:~ lasseh$ diskutil info /
       Device Node:        /dev/disk0s9
       Device Identifier:  disk0s9
       Mount Point:        /
       Volume Name:        Drue
    
       File System:        Journaled HFS+
                           Journal size 8192 k at offset 0x6864000
       Owners:             Enabled
       Partition Type:     Apple_HFS
       Bootable:           Is bootable
       Media Type:         Generic
       Protocol:           ATA
       SMART Status:       Verified
       UUID:               ***
    
       Total Size:         55.9 GB
       Free Space:         5.6 GB
    
       Read Only:          No
       Ejectable:          No
    
    ono-sendai:~ lasseh$ 
     

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