Release Notes

    • 1.5.0 (526) Improvements and support of new SSDs and HDDs| 2016-12-07
      • Improved diagnostic algorithms and heuristics
      • Improved support of macOS Sierra
      • Added updates over HTTPS
      • Improved report sending via Apple Mail.app
      • Tweaked free disk space reporting settings, now external drives are not included by default
      • Added many stability improvements
      • Added many cosmetics tweaks and fixes
      • Improved support of recent Seagate HDDs
      • Improved support of recent WD (Western Digital) HDDs
      • Added support of Micron M510DC Enterprise SSDs
      • Added support of Crucial BX200 SSDs
      • Added support of Crucial MX300 SSDs
      • Added support of Toshiba Q300 SSDs
      • Added support of Toshiba Q300 Pro SSDs
      • Added support of Toshiba VT180 SSDs
      • Added support of SanDisk SSD Plus SSDs
      • Added support of SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Cards
      • Added support of SanDisk Z400 SSDs
      • Added support of SanDisk Ultra II SSDs
      • Added support of Corsair Extreme SSDs
      • Added support of Corsair Force LX SSDs
      • Added support of Corsair Voyager GTX SSDs
      • Added support of OCZ TRION150 SSDs
      • Added support of Intel 530 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Intel 535 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Intel Pro 2500 SSDs
      • Added support of Intel DC 3510 SSDs
      • Added support of Intel DC 3610 SSDs
      • Added support of VeloDrive R (PCIe) SSDs
      • Added support of XceedIOPS 1F SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston SSDNow KC310 SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston SSDNow KC400 SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston SSDNow UV300 SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston HyperX Savage SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston HyperX FURY SSDs
      • Added support of Transcend JetDrive 420 SSDs
      • Added support of Transcend MTS800 M.2 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA Premier SP550 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA XPG SX900 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA Premier Pro SP900 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA S511 SSDs
      • Added support of Innodisk 3ME SSDs
      • Added support of Innodisk 3IE2/3MG2/3SE2-P SSDs
      • Added support of Innodisk 3IE3/3ME3 SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Atom USB 3.0 SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Chronos SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Chronos MX SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Chronos G2 SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Chronos GO SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Striker SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Reactor SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Triactor SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin ECO3 SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin ProSpec SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Catalyst Cache SSDs
      • Added support of SiliconMotion SM2246XT SSDs
      • Added support of PNY CS1211 SSDs
      • Added support of PNY CS2111 XLR8 SSDs
      • Added support of PNY CS1111 SSDs
      • Added support of PNY CS1311 SSDs
      • Added support of PNY CS2211 XLR8 SSDs
      • Added support of Wintec JM612 ExpressCards
      • Added support of KingSpec SATA DOM SSDs
      • Improved support of OWC Aura SSDs
      • Improved support of OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs
      • Improved support of Transcend SSD370 SSDs
      • Improved support of Phison based SSDs
      • Improved support of Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 based SSDs
    • 1.4.2 (500) New SSDs and HDDs support, Improvements and Fixes| 2015-12-09
      • Improved improved diagnostic algorithms and heuristics
      • Improved support of most recent Western Digital HDDs
      • Improved support of Crucial BX100 SSDs
      • Improved support of Crucial V4 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Trion 100 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Intrepid 3700 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Vector 150 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Vector 180 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Vector 450 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Vector 460/A SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Saber 1000 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Radeon R7 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Arc 100 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Revodrive 350 SSDs
      • Improved support of OCZ Z-Drive 4500 SSDs
      • Improved support of ADATA Premier Pro SP920 SSDs
      • Improved support of ADATA Premier SP610 SSDs
      • Improved support of Transcend JetDrive 500 SSDs
      • Improved support of Transcend JetDrive 520 SSDs
      • Improved support of Transcend JetDrive 720 SSDs
      • Improved support of Transcend JetDrive 725 SSDs
      • Added many stability improvements
      • Added many cosmetics tweaks and fixes
    • 1.4.1 (490) OS X 10.11 El Capitan support & Fixes| 2015-10-07
      • Added better support of OS X El Capitan (10.11)
      • Added support of external drives (diagnostic) on OS X El Capitan (10.11). Learn more
      • Improved support of recent SSDs and HDDs
      • Added many many stability improvements
      • Added many cosmetics tweaks and fixes
      • Fixed system freeze/hangup on some Macs
    • 1.4.0 (484) Big bunch of improvements & Fixes| 2015-06-15
      • Added support of Yosemite (OS X 10.10) dark UI mode
      • Added more “flat” UI on Yosemite (OS X 10.10)
      • Added health indicator raw value extended info tips: last modified time, value delta, status, recommendations, etc. (Mouse hover or click on raw value.)
      • Added Device Statistics tab for drives that support it
      • Added – user now can manually turn off automatic “health rating” monitoring of any S.M.A.R.T. attribute (health indicator), this will also excludes this S.M.A.R.T. attribute from drive’s overall health/performance/lifetime rating evaluation. Just click on health indicator’s “progress bar” for settings
      • Added – user now can manually turn off S.M.A.R.T. attribute (health indicator) current raw value alert
      • Improved – more “aggressive”/strict diagnostic config for SSD flash write/erase errors and bad blocks
      • Improved support of recent SSDs and HDDs
      • Improved handling of “CRC Error Count” health indicator, DriveDx can automatically suppress previous warning if error count is not changing for a few days
      • Improved improved diagnostic algorithms and heuristics
      • Improved – added many stability improvements
      • Improved – added many cosmetics tweaks and fixes
      • Fixed email report settings bug when DriveDx treated some complex but valid email address as not valid
    • 1.3.0 (444) Important improvements & Fixes| 2014-04-24
      • Added Diagnostic Knowledge Base online auto-updating (optional, recommended)
      • Fixed UI font glitch in OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
      • Fixed issue with inactive menubar on app start in OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
      • Fixed issue with incorrect “overheating time” reports
      • Improved support of Seagate HDDs
      • Improved support of Seagate (Samsung-based) SpinPoint HDDs
      • Improved drive self-test handling
      • Improved – drive long self-tests now more “resistant” to interruption from system energy saver
      • Improved drive health diagnostic algorithms
      • Improved health indicator (SMART attribute) descriptions and hints
      • Improved support of Samsung EVO 840 SSDs
      • Added support of Intel 525 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Intel 730 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Crucial M550 SSDs
      • Added support of Toshiba HG5d Series SSDs
      • Added support of OCZ Vector 150 SSDs
      • Added support of OCZ Vertex 460 SSDs
      • Added support of OCZ Intrepid 3000 Enterprise SSDs
      • Improved – added many stability improvements
      • Improved – added many cosmetic tweaks and fixes
    • 1.2.0 (420) Improvements & Support of new SSD models| 2013-12-01
      • Improved SSD/HDD diagnostic
      • Added support of SanDisk Ultra Plus SSDs
      • Added support of SanDisk Extreme II SSDs
      • Added support of Apacer SDM4 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA Premier SP800 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA Premier Pro SP600 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA Premier Pro SP900 SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston KC300 SSDNow SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston V200 SSDs
      • Added support of Intel 335 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Intel DC S3500 SSDs
      • Added support of Micron RealSSD P400 SSDs
      • Added support of Plextor M5 (Pro) Series SSDs
      • Added support of OCZ Vertex 450 SSDs
      • Added support of new Transcend CompactFlash Card models
      • Improved support of Crucial M500 SSDs
      • Improved support of Intel 320 Series SSDs
      • Improved support of Intel 520 Series SSDs
      • Fixed app now more correctly detects if it is running from a USB stick
      • Fixed lots of small fixes and tweaks
    • 1.1.0 (403) Big update| 2013-06-29
      • Added interactive help hints for for all drive health indicators (SMART attributes) and drive key (overall) health metrics. Mouse over or click on any health indicator or any drive overall health metric
      • Improved diagnostic perofmance (DriveDx now performs diagnostics of multiple drives parallel/simultaneously)
      • Improved drive health diagnostics rules, algorithms and heuristics
      • Added I/O errors monitoring
      • Added “Diagnosis” feature – special report with detailed description of founded issues and recommendations for user. “Diagnosis” button is available only if worthy of user attention issues are found
      • Added drive free space monitoring (optional, turned off by default. Right click on drive item – Free Space Check Settings…)
      • Added support of Intel 313 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Kingston SSDNow V200 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Crucial M500 Series SSDs
      • Added support of Samsung SM843T Series SSDs
      • Added support of InnoDisk InnoLite SATADOM D150QV-L SSDs
      • Improved support of Intel 330 Series SSDs
      • Improved support of OWC SSDs
      • Improved support of Apple (Seagate-based) HDDs
      • Added new section “Current Power Cycle Statistics” to the textual drive health report (“Save Report”, email report)
      • Added lots of cosmetic tweaks, improvements and fixes
      • Fixed app could display wrong volumes for the drive (on Macs with 10+ drives)
    • 1.0.7 (394) Portable mode fixes & tweaks| 2013-03-23
      • Fixed – app doesn’t switch into portable (DriveDx to Go) mode on some USB sticks
      • Improved – (in portable mode) app now places its internal data folder in the same subfolder as app bundle
      • Fixed Device Statistics pages related issues, improved stability
    • 1.0.6 (390) Improvements & New SSD models support| 2013-03-17
      • Improved drive health diagnostic algorithms
      • Added driver for external USB/FireWire drive health diagnostic support, now it comes with the application
      • Improved detection of drive volumes in SoftRAID, Apple Fusion and FileValult 2 configurations
      • Improved support of SandForce-based SSDs
      • Added support of new Kingston SSDs
      • Added support of OCZ VERTEX PLUS* SSDs
      • Added support of Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series
      • Added support of newest Intel 320 Series SSDs
      • Added support of newest Intel 520 Series SSDs
      • Added support of newest Corsair Force 3 SSDs
      • Added support of ADATA SSD S396
      • Added support of SuperSSpeed S301 SSDs
      • Added support of Smart Storage Systems XceedSTOR SSDs
      • Added support of Mushkin Chronos SSDs
      • Improved – now could show more than 3 drives in menu bar drop down (if fit to screen)
      • Improved support of Indilinx Barefoot 2/3 based SSDs
      • Improved support of Apple (Seagate based) HDDs
      • Fixed crash on some rare Mac hardware configurations
    • 1.0.5 (381) Tweaks & Fixes| 2013-01-14
      • Fixed app sometimes may hung up when SoftRAID is connected via Thunderbolt.
      • Improved support of Samsung SSD 830 Series.
      • Added Time of the last health check to the status item menu (in menu bar).
      • Improved “Device Capabilities” section in Drive Health Dashboard.
      • Improved format of textual reports (“Save Report…”), added additional useful info fields, some fields are re-grouped for better user perception.
      • Improved format of email messages, added fields, information partially regrouped for better visual perception.
    • 1.0.4 (375) Improvements & Fixes| 2012-12-15
      • Fixed DriveDx drive self-test completion result email missing full report file (this bug was introduced in v1.0.3).
      • Added option to send periodic health status reports (DriveDx could send status report every 1 – 48 hours).
      • Added support of ‘DriveDx to Go’ – special portable mode of DriveDx to run from USB Flash Drives. Perfect for IT-consultants to check drives on the client-owned Mac. You need ‘Consultant License’ to unlock “DriveDx to Go” mode.
      • Tweaked drive diagnostics algorithms according to recent feedback.
    • 1.0.3 (371) Improvements & Fixes| 2012-11-27
      • Fixed (direct) email report sending via SMTPS (port 465 with SSL).
      • Fixed SoftRAIDs support. DriveDx now correctly detects all drives inside SoftRAID.
      • Improved drives detection on some Macs.
      • Improved support of Apple/Samsung based SSDs.
      • Updated drive health diagnostics algorithms.
      • Updated drive diagnostics expert system and internal knowledge base.
    • 1.0.2 (368) Big bunch of improvements & Fixes| 2012-11-21
      • Fixed direct email sending via some SMTP mail servers. Email sending code was fully rewritten from scratch. Now even able to send email via smtp.gmail.com server.
      • Fixed email sending via Apple Mail app in case if user have multiple accounts. Now sending email from not random but user specified account.
      • Renamed email sending modes/options.
      • Added new app license type – Consultant License.
      • Added info about drive SATA interface version and its throughput speed in Drive Dashboard (Device Capabilities section) and Dx Reports.
      • Added support of Corsair CSSD-F115GB2-A/2.1a SSDs (SandForce based).
      • Added support of SanDisk Extreme SSDs (SandForce (SF-2281) based).
      • Added support of OCZ-PETROL/3.12 SSDs (Indilinx Everest/Martini based).
      • Added support of OCZ-VERTEX4/1.5 SSDs (Indilinx Everest/Martini based).
      • Added support of Smart Storage Systems Xcel-10 SSDs.
      • Added support of Smart Storage Systems XceedSecure2 SSDs.
      • Added support of Smart Storage Systems XceedUltraX/Adtron A25FBX SSDs.
      • Added support of Smart Storage Systems Adtron A25FB 2xN SSDs.
      • Added support of Smart Storage Systems Adtron A25FB 3xN SSDs.
      • Added support of STEC Mach2 CompactFlash Cards.
      • Added (hidden) option to include advanced ‘Device Identify Data’ section into Dx Reports.
      • Added (hidden) option to include extended debug info into email reports.
      • Added (hidden) option to use different SMTP server login authentication methods: CRAM_MD5, CRAM_SHA1, LOGIN, PLAIN. Default: LOGIN.
    • 1.0.1 (364) Release 1.0| 2012-11-17
      • Added option in app preferences to send email report on drive self-test completion.
      • Improved email notifications on drive self-test completion. Delay before sending was significantly decreased.
    • 1.0.0 (363) Release Candidate 3| 2012-09-11
      • Added email notifications on drive self-test completion.
      • Changed menu ‘Options’. It is renamed to ‘Actions’.
      • Fixed app auto updater.
    • 1.0.0 (362) Release Candidate 2| 2012-08-10
      • Added status (menu bar) black&white icon, it is now default icon. Could be changed to previous one ‘colorful’ icon in app prefs.
      • Added support of Intel SSD 330 Series.
      • Added ‘Show Logs Folder’ menu command (inside ‘Help’ menu).
      • Fixed status icon for Retina displays.
    • 1.0.0 (360) Release Candidate 1| 2012-07-15
      • Added option to “Launch at Login”. In this case app launches with hidden UI.
      • Added option to show app icon in menu bar only and launch with fully hidden UI.
      • Added command “Check Drive Health” in dock icon menu.
      • Added retina displays support.
      • Improved menu/status bar icon and its menu.
      • Added help button for drive self-tests.
      • Changed – close of the main window doesn’t quit app from now.
    • 1.0.0 (349) Public Beta 2| 2012-06-01
      • Added support of the most recent SSD models: G.SKILL Phoenix Pro, Intel 520 Series SSDs, Smart Storage Systems XceedSTOR, XceedIOPS2, Xcel-200.
      • Impoved drive health diagnostics reports by email.
    • 0.9.5 (348) Public Beta 1| 2012-05-01
      • Added support of external drives connected via USB/FireWire. Require installation of the 3rd party kernel extension.
    • 0.9.1 (347) Private Beta 2| 2012-04-10
      • Added ability to send diagnostics reports to (multiple) email addresses. This is highly customizable feature – you could tune up report sending conditions depending on the status of many drive health indicators.
    • 0.9.0 (346) Private Beta 1| 2012-02-20
      • Added Special UI for handling drives with known “problematic/buggy” firmware (like SAMSUNG HD155UI,HD204UI drives, Seagate Momentus XT drives). From now DiskRadar can recommend user to update drive firmware and (for some models) will block drive diagnostics until user will confirm that firmware was patched
      • Added state persistence for drive health dashboard sections (collapsed/expanded)
      • Added support of the most recent SSD models: ADATA S510, Toshiba THNSNC128GMLJ, SAMSUNG 830 Series, Corsair Force GT, Corsair Nova
      • Added drive self-test log support in drive health report (‘Save Report to File’)