SMARTReporter 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 drive. 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. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disk drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item.
SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of Mac OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives. S.M.A.R.T. alert doesn’t mean that your HDD will completely fail for sure, nor can S.M.A.R.T. catch all possible HDD errors – it’s just a very valuable indicator.
You can use this software on Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later with at least one ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk driv.