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Advance drive health warnings. Complete drive information.
The most complete SMART utility for the Mac
Hard drives (and solid state drives) are the most failure prone components in your Mac. For that very reason, in fact, drive manufacturers have built in self monitoring, analysis and reporting technology right into the drive. (a.k.a. SMART) Most utilities barely scratch the surface of this information, simply reporting the bare essentials: pass or fail. Too often, once the overall failure has occurred, there isn't enough time to get important data from the drive. With Drive Scope you can see into the health of most any drive† connected to your Mac.
The solid state drives (SSDs) that Apple uses in its newest Macs* use a new connection type called NVMe. Until now, no utility was available that could read the SMART attributes from these drives - including Apple's Disk Utility. Beginning with version 1.1.1, Drive Scope can read the data on these drives, providing access to your drive's health data.
Building on the improvements to the SMART check in Techtool Pro, Drive Scope not only provides early warning when a drive is on the path to failure, but provides a deep dive into the health of the drive. See what errors have occurred, and when, along with whether the errors are temporary or an indicator of overall failure. You can even trigger the drive's internal testing to run manually, providing instant access to up-to-date drive health information.
With Drive Scope, you are in control of your drive's health.
Drive Scope is the most modern SMART data analysis tool and is fully compatible with macOS Catalina.
SMART Drive Health
With Drive Scope you can see the complete picture of your Drive's health using the Drive's SMART data. Granular information about each aspect of your drive is available for review. See each of the attributes that contribute to the drive's health - in detail. See which attributes contribute to overall failure versus those that are merely informational.
Scope For Mac Os X 10.10
Supports Newest Solid State Drives - NVMe SMART Support
The latest Macs' solid state drives replace the aging SATA connection with a new connection type, known as NVMe. This connection, until now, didn't allow sharing of the drive's SMART data. These modern SSDs display their health data a little differently, so you'll see a different selection of tabs for these drives.
Control over Testing
Typically, a drive will check its SMART attributes whenever it is convenient. With Drive Scope, you can manually trigger the drive's internal tests to make sure the SMART data is as up-to-date as possible. Check how long since the last time the drive ran a test with the drive's testing log.
SMART Drive Information
When you first open Drive Scope, an information page is displayed, summarizing all the critical information about your drive. See Drive Scope's advanced health assesment at a glance, along with the number of errors encountered, as well as model and capacity information specific to your drive.
* Models include MacBooks (2015 and later), MacBook Pros (2016 and later) and iMac (2017).
† Drives in RAID enclosures not supported.
Scope For Mac Os X 10.8
OS X 10.9 or greater, including macOS 10.15 'Catalina'
Is your Mac up to date with the latest version of the Mac operating system (macOS or OS X)? Is it using the version required by some other product that you want to use with your Mac? Which versions are earlier (older) or later (newer, more recent)? To find out, learn which version is installed now.
If your macOS isn't up to date, you may be able to update to a later version.
Which macOS version is installed?
From the Apple menu in the corner of your screen, choose About This Mac. You should see the macOS name, such as macOS Mojave, followed by its version number. If you need to know the build number as well, click the version number to see it.
This example shows macOS Catalina version 10.15 build 19A583.
Which macOS version is the latest?
These are all Mac operating systems, starting with the most recent. When a major new macOS is released, it gets a new name, such as macOS Catalina. As updates that change the macOS version number become available, this article is updated to show the latest version of that macOS.
Scope For Mac Os X 10.13
If your Mac is using an earlier version of any Mac operating system, you should install the latest Apple software updates, which can include important security updates and updates for the apps that are installed by macOS, such as Safari, Books, Messages, Mail, Music, Calendar, and Photos.
Scope For Mac Os X 10.7
|macOS High Sierra||10.13.6|
|OS X El Capitan||10.11.6|
|OS X Yosemite||10.10.5|
|OS X Mavericks||10.9.5|
|OS X Mountain Lion||10.8.5|
|OS X Lion||10.7.5|
|Mac OS X Snow Leopard||10.6.8|
|Mac OS X Leopard||10.5.8|
|Mac OS X Tiger||10.4.11|
|Mac OS X Panther||10.3.9|
|Mac OS X Jaguar||10.2.8|
|Mac OS X Puma||10.1.5|
|Mac OS X Cheetah||10.0.4|