Protect your Mac data with disk failure prediction

SMARTReporter for Mac

SMARTReporter for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    SMARTReporter 3.2.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.14 Mojave or later

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SMARTReporter for Mac is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drives. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disk drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending hard disk drive problems. The tool can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by a variety of notification options including alert boxes, on-screen notifications and email. The current status of your hard disk drives is also always easily recognizable because SMARTReporter for macOS changes its icon (optionally in the menubar) from green to red if a problem occurs. SMARTReporter does not only check for S.M.A.R.T. disk failure predictions but increases failure prediction accuracy by checking for dangerous I/O errors as well. Additionally the app can monitor the status of software R.A.I.D. sets for degradation or check free space on the boot disk.

Please note that a S.M.A.R.T. alert does not mean that your disk will certainly fail completely, nor can S.M.A.R.T. (or I/O-error checking) catch all possible disk problems before they happen - it's just a very valuable indicator. The app is NOT a substitute for regular backups especially as it only concerns itself with hardware-level problems (like physical drive failures) and not at all with software-level problems (like filesystem health) that could also destroy all your data. Perform regular backups, make sure you read the F.A.Q. entry about prediction reliability and follow these links for more information about S.M.A.R.T. technology in general.

Only 'internal' disks are supported, but some external disks can be made to work with additional software. Some disks do not support S.M.A.R.T. at all and therefore do not work with SMART Reporter's S.M.A.R.T.-check:
  • the SSD built into the Early 2015 and Early 2016 MacBook 12"
  • the SSD built into the Late 2016 MacBook Pro (TouchBar)
  • the "OWC Aura SSD for Mac Pro"

  • SMARTReporter 3.2.0 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

SMARTReporter 3.2.0
- IMPORTANT: The minimum system requirements have been raised to macOS 10.14
- Added native support for 'Apple Silicon' (ARM) Macs
- Added support for the 'Dark Mode'
- Updated smartmontools (v7.2) to support newer disks for S.M.A.R.T. attribute display
- Fixed problem where the RAID check would incorrectly report too many failing sets
- Fixed problem where the superfluous temperature entries could appear in the menu item
- Fixed various layout problems on recent macOS versions

SMARTReporter 3.1.17
- Fixed problem where only the SSD part of Fusion Drives would be checked on Mojave

SMARTReporter 3.1.16
- Fixed problem where disk-space check could pick up the recovery partition

SMARTReporter 3.1.15
- Fixed problem where disk-space check could pick up volumes that are not real disks
- Fixed possible crash related to clicking on the old Growl notifications on new OS versions
- Fixed extremely rare possibility of a crash
- Fixed very rare possibility of the S.M.A.R.T. self-test causing SMARTReporter to hang

SMARTReporter 3.1.14
- Fixed disk-space check to match Finder values when possible
- Fixed problem where disk-space check could pick up the Recovery partition
- Fixed problem where disk-space check could pick up 'High Sierra's APFS snapshots
- Fixed problem where NVMe disks would not be checked
- Fixed problem with 'High Sierra's "VM" Partition showing up in disk names
- Fixed problem where 'High Sierra's APFS snapshots could lead to logged error messages
- Fixed documentation and FAQ for accuracy

SMARTReporter 3.1.13
- Fixed problems with R.A.I.D. check hanging or not reporting failures
- Fixed actual time of last check not being updated in some cases
- Fixed infinite loop at welcome assistant upon damaged preferences
- Fixed problems with log-file not updating since 3.1.12 on 10.12

SMARTReporter 3.1.12
- Fixed SMARTReporter getting hung if R.A.I.D. check takes too long
- Fixed e-mail delivery check being performed even when no e-mail is configured

SMARTReporter 3.1.11
- Fixed broken e-mail delivery not being detected when sending through our server
- Fixed some disks not being recognised by the attribute-check (smartctl / smartmontools)
- Fixed conflict of attribute-check & self-test (smartctl) with system-installed copy

SMARTReporter 3.1.10
- Fixed problems with graphs not showing