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How to check how many hours are on the HD?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: How to check how many hours are on the HD? Reply with quote

How can I check on a current issue Mac-mini how many hours the HD has been running (since day one)? Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: How to check how many hours are on the HD? Reply with quote

LeChuck wrote:
How can I check on a current issue Mac-mini how many hours the HD has been running (since day one)? Thanks in advance!
I do not think there is a way to check I am not positive though.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may be right!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Download the free trial of Smart Utility for OS X. It shows the S.M.A.R.T status of your drive, which includes power on hours. It also gives a decent picture of you drive's health.

http://www.volitans-software.com/smart_utility.php
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Third party app Reply with quote

Texark wrote:
Download the free trial of Smart Utility for OS X. It shows the S.M.A.R.T status of your drive, which includes power on hours. It also gives a decent picture of you drive's health.

http://www.volitans-software.com/smart_utility.php
Is this a safe third party application?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:37 am    Post subject: Re: Third party app Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Is this a safe third party application?

When in doubt check with MacUpdate.
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24875/smart-utility

There are other apps that should be able to do this.

You can get the info from the Apple Disk Utility. If you run it, click on the HD then on the info icon. If you look you should find:
Power-On Hours : 000000006065

Though your numbers will vary.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:48 am    Post subject: Re: Third party app Reply with quote

Y-Guy wrote:
You can get the info from the Apple Disk Utility. If you run it, click on the HD then on the info icon. If you look you should find:
Power-On Hours : 000000006065

Though your numbers will vary.


If those are your numbers, you're way higher than me. Smile

I forgot to mention another app called SMART Reporter. It's another handy GUI for gathering your SMART status.

http://www.corecode.at/smartreporter/

I'm a fan of MacUpdate as well. I don't browse the site as often anymore with the Mac App Store, but it's a good way to find out more about specific applications. I always recommend Little Snitch for the paranoid types as well. Smile

http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Techtool Pro for diagnostics and repair. I received it in a bundle from Macupdate and it's been an awesome tool to have around. I would definitely keep on the lookout for it to be offered this way. It's like a $100 application.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: $100 Reply with quote

aquaman wrote:
I use Techtool Pro for diagnostics and repair. I received it in a bundle from Macupdate and it's been an awesome tool to have around. I would definitely keep on the lookout for it to be offered this way. It's like a $100 application.
Pretty expensive for an application now.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say pretty inexpensive for an application if it is found to be useful. I use Photoshop which is quite a bit more expensive cost-wise, but for what it helps me with its incredibly inexpensive.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: HD Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
I would say pretty inexpensive for an application if it is found to be useful. I use Photoshop which is quite a bit more expensive cost-wise, but for what it helps me with its incredibly inexpensive.
Anyway what is the big deal to know how many hours on your HD? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Anyway what is the big deal to know how many hours on your HD? Question
I'm pretty sure that there was nothing in what I commented on that mentioned I was for or against people knowing how many hours are on an HD.

If somebody wants to check I am sure there is a good reason to know it. Tech Tool unless it has changed dramatically used to do more than this, so the $100 price tag may not be that steep given it's other potential uses.

I would guess it all comes down to hours in service and monitoring failures.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

Drive Genius can't display the HD power-on hours?
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