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SMARTReporter warns of ATA hard drive failures before they happen by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of the 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. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending drive failures by sending email messages, displaying a warning dialog, or executing an application. The current status of your drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item.

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Recent releases

  •  27 May 2012 16:24

    Release Notes: This is the last version of SMARTReporter 2.x; visit the website to learn how to upgrade to v3.0. This release adds 2 new icon sets, Simplified Chinese localization, updated Swedish localization, and updated Italian localization. It fixes a memory leak, has stability improvements, and makes some changes in preparation for the discontinuation of SMARTReporter 2.x.

    •  02 Jan 2010 21:01

      Release Notes: SMARTReporter can now display all S.M.A.R.T. attributes by right-clicking a drive in the preferences window. SMARTReporter can now perform a short "S.M.A.R.T. self-test" by right-clicking a drive in the preferences window. Annoying messages are no longer printed to SMARTReporter's log file during its first run. SMARTReporter automatically restarts itself when turning off visibility in the menu bar.

      •  17 Sep 2009 22:03

        Release Notes: The minimum system requirements have been raised to Mac OS X 10.5. Do not directly upgrade from a release older than 2.3.5, or your preferences won't be taken over. If you are (also) using email notification of disk failures through, you should check that it is still working. 64-bit support (on Intel) was added, but by default it starts in 32-bit mode. The email sending through was rewritten. The update-check was fixed, which would still check for updates even if disabled. Some more changes and fixes were made.

        •  29 Dec 2008 00:29

          Release Notes: Users of Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 have to update manually to this release, since the update check has been disabled on these platforms already. This release fixes a problem where disks attached to Sonnettech ATA-cards would not be recognized with the Sonnettech driver 2.1.4+. It fixes a problem where SMARTReporter would lose its preferences and add itself to the login items multiple times. It fixes the "Start on login" feature on Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" through a new Leopard-specific implementation (again). The Japanese localization has been updated.

          •  20 Aug 2008 23:59

            Release Notes: This release disables the update check on Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, as those won't be supported in future releases. To automatically update to future releases, you must first update to this version. "Sparkle" (the framework used for version checking and automatic updates) has been updated to fix possible crashes. A possible crash while sending crash reports has been fixed. A possible problem sending email through broken SMTP servers has been fixed.


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