any freeware (or inexpensive app) for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CoffeeMonkey, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. CoffeeMonkey macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2003
    I'd like to be more proactive about monitoring my hard drives (internal and external) for impending failure. Is there any good freeware, or inexpensive software, to monitor my S.M.A.R.T. drives? Can Disk Utility do this?

    I have the previous version of Disk Warrior, but an disinclined to pay $50 for the upgrade to version 4.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. nemex macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2007
    Have you tried using Onyx, it checks the S.M.A.R.T. status of your disk among other things, and it's a free app :apple:
  3. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    DiskWarrior is a great value. Does SMART monitoring on a scheduled basis and can email you when a drive seems bad.
  4. Lone Deranger macrumors 68000

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    SmartReporter. Nice and simple... Runs from your menubar (so it's always directly visible) polling the drives every hour or so for their S.M.A.R.T. status.
    If anything's amiss the icon changes colour to attract your attention. It's a free application (it's donation-ware).

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