Descriptions for DriveDx 1.7.0
Released: Dec 6th, 2017
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.6.8 or later
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://binaryfruit.com
Comprehensive drive health diagnostics and monitoring tool that checks the S.M.A.R.T. status but also employs heuristic algorithms to identify failures
DriveDx is a drive diagnostic utility for macOS that offers you the possibility to check the status of various sensors and parameters in order to identify faulty disks and prevent data loss.
The utility is able to analyze both HDD and SSD drives and even takes into consideration the model and firmware version. Use the available testing tools to check the drives health and receive the reports by email.
Prevent data loss by running health diagnostics that can predict drive failures
DriveDx will not only check the drive S.M.A.R.T status, but also monitors various parameters that can give you clues about the drive’s physical state. What’s more, the utility also detects “Failing” drive states, which means that you get to know about possible issues before any data being lost.
The utility integrates an “Early Warning System” which means that it will periodically run checks and let you know if there are any issues. DriveDx will provide details about the raw value of each parameter, but also interprets the results in the status column.
Via the app’s Preferences window you get to configure the utility to send status reports by email at specified intervals. This means that you get to monitor the state of multiple drives, even if you don’t have physical access to them.
Run diagnostics on your HDD and SSD drives by using the built-in self-tests
DriveDx comes with short and full self-tests that you can run on your Mac by simply pressing a button: the utility provides an estimated time for completion and takes care of everything.
The short test version runs performance checks on a small area of the drive, while the full test analyzes the entire disk. DriveDx is employing a heuristic algorithm and takes into consideration all related factors, such as the drive model, firmware, estimated life span, and so on.
To conclude, DriveDx provides a user-friendly interface that can help even most inexperienced users to run drive diagnostic tests and identify possible disk failures before its too late.
What’s new in DriveDx 1.7.0
December 6th, 2017
Improvements & tweaks:
- Fixed crash when user clicks on notification on High Sierra (10.13),
- Added support of macOS Notification Center on macOS 10.12+,
- Added support of periodic email reports at a user-specified time,
- Added posibilty of HDD self-test cancelation,
- Improved diagnostic algorithms and heuristics,
- Improved drive temperature evaluation,
- Improved support of recent Apple SSDs,
- Improved support of SanDisk Plus SSDs,
- Improved support of recent LaCie HDDs,
- Improved support of recent Seagate HDDs,
- Added animation of diagnostic UI,
- Added minor tweaks and fixes.