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Started 5 months ago | Discussions thread
lightandaprayer Senior Member • Posts: 3,995
Drive DX Info

ciaran33 wrote:

Is there a decent free equivalent to DriveDX ?

Also, I note that my system SSD drive is "S.M.A.R.T. status not supported" in Disk Utility. It is an SSD I put in place of the original HDD, if that matters. Thanks again.

DriveDX currently costs $19.99 for a personal license, which is a steal as far as I am concerned. I have it installed on two Macs. I do not know of any free utility that provides Drive DX functionality. There is a free demo so you can test its compatibility with your drives.

My Samsung T3 USB 3 external SSD plugged into a 2018 Mac Mini (Mojave) provides full S.M.A.R.T. support. But a bug requires unplugging/plugging it in for the data to appear. Otherwise only basic data is available. The internal Apple SSD is fully compatible.

My wife's 2011 13" MacBook Pro (High Sierra) has an internal Samsung 850 EVO. DriveDX displays full S.M.A.R.T. monitoring data for the SSD.  I'm not using any Samsung software with either SSD.

My OWC Mercury Elite Pro enclosures do not support full S.M.A.R.T. monitoring. According to OWC tech support, only its dual Mercury Elite Pro enclosure is compatible. And it may depend on using the optional RAID software; OWC wasn't forthcoming regarding that potential issue.

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