iStat Pro : How to use S.M.A.R.T (SMART) ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TakeManhattan, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. TakeManhattan macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    In iStat Pro, what's the purpose of setting "S.M.A.R.T Update Interval" to something other than "off"?

    I understand that this may cause iStat to query SMART in my HD (MBP Early 2009) at the set time interval.

    But what does that give me? iStat doesn't show any new info anywhere after I set the update interval to 5 mins. At least, I haven't noticed anything new.

    Is it supposed to display the HD temperature somewhere? Is there something else I have to turn on?

    I'm using iStat Pro 4.9.
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    i don't know much about iStat Pro's SMART feature.

    but if you have Growl installed and use Smart Utility, you will get notifications @ set intervals.

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