• William B

How to use S.M.A.R.T disk monitoring on Apple M1 SSD´s

Most modern Apple computers support Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) based HDD and SSD disks monitoring. The primary S.M.A.R.T function is to help detect drive issues and report various indicators of drive functionality and reliability.


To assess the health of your SSD`s, run the following commands:


1.) Install XCODE


From the terminal, run:

xcode-select --install

A popup will appear:

2.) Install Homebrew


/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

3.) Install SmartTools

brew install smartmontools

4.) Query Disk Health

smartctl -a disk1

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