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by Tom Nelson

SSDReporter from corecode is a utility that monitors the health of your Mac’s internal SSD or flash-based storage. By keeping track of the S.M.A.R.T. attributes used by SSDs for reporting current conditions, as well as trends in such categories as wear level and available reserve space, SSDReporter can provide advance warning of SSD failure modes, as well as a wealth of information about the current state of your SSD.

SSDReporter

Image courtesy of corecode

Having witnessed many hard drives fail over the years, I was very pleased to see Apple really commit to the SSD (Solid-State Drive), in one form or another, in just about every current Mac model available. If all the hype is to be believed, SSDs not only promise speed, but also a much more rugged and safe environment for storing all of our data.

Turns out that while SSDs are indeed rugged and much faster than our old friend, the hard drive, their longevity isn’t really that much better than the mechanical platter-based storage system they’re replacing.

Read more on About: Macs.

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