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    Apr 20, 2010
    Onyx Question...
    I went to run Onyx on my Mac OSX 10.6...Just cleaning up caches,permissions, light a message that said it's not good to run S.M.A.R.T too often. ( Or to that affect ). What does that mean...and why...

    I had run twice in two weeks....

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    firesidedog's Avatar
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    Dec 31, 2009
    I can't answer that one. But I usually run it once a month.
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    Use to run Onyx or MainMenu once a week - old Window habits die hard.

    Eventually that slowed down to once every couple of weeks then to once a month.

    Nowadays, I run it when I notice my machine is starting to slow down a little - maybe once every two months.

    Wouldn't worry about that message.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    SMART is a pain, skip it, and/or disable it, as long as your hard drive is booting up okay. SMART checks all the boot sectors of your HD, and it takes a long time. You can choose to do it once a year or something.

    I'd recommend this instead A neat little utility that gives you instant assessment of the state of your HD as it starts up.

    Use OnyX to repair permissions and run maintenance scripts, as appropriate to your OS version.

    OnyX has quite a few other features, like where screenshots go, something I find very useful.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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