SSDReporter is an application that checks the health of your internal Solid State Disks ("SSD" aka "Flash Storage"). Since SSDs have a limited life-time determined by the number of write operations it is important to keep an eye on your SSD status. SSDReporter can warn you by e-mail or on-screen each time the health of your SSD decreases and/or when the health falls below the 'warning' or 'error' thresholds. The current status of your SSDs is also always easily recognizable because SSDReporter changes its icon (optionally in the menubar) from green to yellow (warning threshold) and finally red (error threshold) as the SSD health decreases.
*** LIMITATIONS & COMPATIBILITY ***
Only 'internal' SSDs are supported, disks connected via USB&FireWire do not work with SSDReporter.
eSATA & ThunderBolt connected SSDs may work if the enclosure is S.M.A.R.T.-compatible.
Some SSDs do not support S.M.A.R.T. at all or incompletely and therefore do not work with SSDReporter:
- a few 2013 and 2014 MacBookAir models contain 'TOSHIBA' SSDs (APPLE SSD TS0128F/TS0256F) which are incompatible
- the "SEAGATE 600 SSD Series" is incompatible
- most 'Micron' and 'Crucial' SSDs are incompatible
- some 'OCZ' SSDs including the ArC, ONYX, AGILITY4, VECTOR & VERTEX3/4/450/460 but excluding the TRION are incompatible
- most 'OWC' SSDs including the MERCURY ELECTRA and the 'Aura SSD for Mac Pro' are incompatible
- many 'Micron' and 'Crucial' and 'Mushkin' SSDs are incompatible
*** SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ***
- macOS 10.10 'Yosemite' or later
- At least one compatible internal "Solid State Disk" (SSD) or "Flash Storage" disk (see above)
*** WEBSITE ***
For more information please visit:
• Added compatibility with more HYNIX SSDs like the 'HFS240G3PMNB'
• Added compatibility with the 'TOSHIBA Q200 EX' SSD
• Added compatibility with the 'ADATA SP600' SSD
Ratings and Reviews
Essential info for SSD users who count on their computer.
SSD cells have a limited number of write cycles, so it’s dreadful that Apple does not provide this important data to the user. Thanks to the developer for putting this out there. Numerous options for putting the status indicator on your dock or menu bar to suit the way you work.
Found this useless
It is not until you purchase, open the app and read the documentation do you find that there are a list of SSD’s that this app does NOT work with.
There is no mention of these SSDs in the description of the app in the App Store BEFORE you purchase. Within the app you are invited to try the DEMO version to see if your SSD will be monitored by this app. Though it is not expensive I find this inexcusable and wish my money returned. There is no way of easily contacted support.
Developer Response ,
sorry but we can not reproduce any of your issues:
1.) the list of incompatible SSDs if right there in the description on the Mac App Store (contrary to your claims). you do know you have to click on 'More…' to see the whole description text? the list of incompatible SSDs is also mentioned multiple times on the website, which any potential customer should visit before purchase
2.) we have a free DEMO version for SSDReporter and any other of our products, so that you always can try-before-you-buy. please complain to Apple that we are not allowed to mention the DEMO on the Mac App Store description text.
3.) you can easily contact our support either from our homepage or within the app by clicking "Contact support"
i hope Apple gave you your money back since you seem to have an incompatible SSD. if not, please contact us so that we can arrange something.
Works great on Apple Drives
I haven't tried this app with external drives yet, but it does a great job with all my internal Apple drives so far. You can even configure it to email you a warning if a drive starts to fail.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.