There is a good article on Gizmodo “4 Ways to Help Your Laptop Enjoy a Longer Life”. It recommends DriveDx as a good tool to “keep an eye on your hard drive’s health (including current running temperatures) and alert you to any potential problems before they get serious”.
Here is the good example story of how DriveDx could help: “ Now I just recently experienced a different kind of drive failure. My drive did not crash or get corrupted. It simply stopped working efficiently. On my MacPro desktop I was experiencing major performance slowness. I had rebuilt the OS once or twice. Now
Great news for all our users! Today we published SAT SMART Driver v0.10 that is compatible with OS X 10.10+ (Yosemite, El Capitan and newer). You can download it here. Enjoy! SAT SMART Driver is an OS X kernel driver for diagnostic support of external USB and FireWire drives. It extends the standard OS X
Our investigation has shown that running “CleanMyMac 3” app is a root cause for this issue. CleanMyMac 3 interferes with S.M.A.R.T. subsystem of OS X, so that even Apple’s Disk Utility can’t work properly, it reports “S.M.A.R.T. status: Not supported” for all drives when CleanMyMac 3...
Here is the good article about the complexity of modern SSDs, an importance of firmware updates and how DriveDx could help – “SSDs are more than simple hard disks (and how I found it out the hard way)“. Here are some quotes: “ Few minutes after the reboot, I placed my MacBook in standby and