smart utility是volitans software公司推出的磁盘驱动器状态检测工具.它包括自我监控,分析并提供错误报告,它直观的界面让用户可明确地知道自己的磁盘状况.这样,你就可以选择最合适的时间来备份磁盘内容,如果对自己的磁盘并不是那么放心的话.
* 支持扫描raid(via wikipedia)阵列上的应用程式,包括seritek驱动器,来自firmtek出品的存储理念;
Volitans SMART Utility 3.x MacOSX | 5.31 MB
SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on various measurements(called attributes) of a hard drive's operation. The attributes can be used to detect when a hard drive is having mechanical or electrical problems, and can indicate when the hard drive is failing. SMART Utility can read and display these attributes. This allows time to hopefully backup, and then replace the drive. SMART Utility also allows running a drive's built in self test, which can also indicate malfunctions on the drive.
WHY USE SMART UTILITY?
SMART Utility is different from other drive utilities, such as Disk Utility, which only read the overall SMART Status. SMART Utility not only displays the individual attributes to see their status and information, but it also uses an internal algorithm based on those attributes to detect drives failing before SMART indicates it has failed. This pre-fail detection can save precious data before SMART has determined that the drive has failed. And, while the raw information can be viewed on the command line with smartmontools (which is what SMART Utility is based on, SMART Utility presents it in an easy to read format, as well as running its internal pre-fail algorithm. Plus, with the ability to run self tests, problems can be detected even sooner.
Displays all supported drives and their partitions
Displays important information in the main window, such as drive model, capacity, power on hours, temperature, bad sector counts, and error counts and types
Displays easy to read overall SMART status with color coded text
Displays more detailed information in separate windows, including capabilities, all available attributes, and the past five errors
Displays information using the Growl notification service (if installed)
Displays information in menu bar
Supports saving drive reports for later viewing
Supports printing drive reports
Supports scanning in the background
Supports running a hard drive's built-in test, and displays the results of the test
Supports scanning OS X software RAID drives, as well as drives in many RAID enclosures and cards (including SeriTek drives)
Supports logging all information to a log file for verifying SMART data
Supports customizing the pre-fail algorithm, including only alerting new bad sectors and error counts
Supports Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7, on both PowerPC and Intel Macs
Fully localized in French, thanks to Ronald A. Leroux