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    program to see how many hours a hard drive has on it?
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    program to see how many hours a hard drive has on it?
    is their such a program for the mac? thanks.
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    DriveDX is one that I just used.
    It will give you a lot of info on the hard drives including the number of hours.

    I'm sure there are others

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    program to see how many hours a hard drive has on it?
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    thanks I'll check it out.
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    What does the number of hours tell you? I'm curious.

    I would think the SMART status of a spinning drive is more valuable. On a SSD, the number of write cycles matter. I could potentially had a drive (spinning or otherwise) from which data is only read which could/would operate for significantly longer in hours than one who has many many writes to it with few reads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    DriveDX is one that I just used.
    It will give you a lot of info on the hard drives including the number of hours.

    I'm sure there are others
    @krs

    You are absolutely right. I saw this post and couldn't think of an answer and yet I've used DriveDx for years!!

    This is a screenshot of my iMac's SSD - all the info is there (and there's lots more!)

    S1.jpg

    So, macgig, thumbs up to krs.

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    I bought a drive on ebay they said was new. New with over 18,000 hours on it. LOL. that is why I used it. the seller lied. looking at his profile hes done this before, selling used drives as new.

    installed today in my 2007 imac, the drive works fine. just ticks me off he has to lie about it being used. the bag it came in was sealed even, so I thought it was new. lol. 250GB for $20. Im ok with a used drive, just hate being lied too.

    I ran all the tests in it after installing and formatting using tech tool pro. no errors so the drive seems to work fine.
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    I wonder why DriveDX in the image just above has a red bar against Power On Time and Power Cycle count?

    I just looked at an old external 1.5 TB WD drive I'm using, actually a bare drive I put into a FW800 enclosure.
    It shows over 57000 hours of power on time and 281 power cycle counts but no red bars anywhere and green everywhere

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    I put the red bars there
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    Ah...
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Now I can stop scratching my head

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    @Ian
    This is a screenshot of my iMac's SSD - all the info is there (and there's lots more!)
    Ian, I'm just curious, but that drive of yours only shows 56 hours, but 87 power cycles. Hmmm...???

    Is it a new boot drive or...??? That just seems a bit odd to me.


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    @Patrick

    Just between you and me Hint: have a look at my iMac's specs under my avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    @Patrick

    Just between you and me Hint: have a look at my iMac's specs under my avatar.

    Ian

    Sorry, I still don't see anything that would make me change my mind that's still wondering.

    You got a fairly new iMac a month or so ago, that has a solid-state drive that shows it has run 56 hours, and 87 power cycles.

    Maybe you just run that new iMac for short spurts of time which isn't how I imagine you would use your Mac, but maybe I'm just misunderstanding something???



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    My iMac runs 24/7 with screen going to sleep after 15 minutes.

    Yes; I don't know what the stats mean as the computer is barely 8 weeks old. Reboots only for those endless updates and supplemental updates. It runs perfectly from a user's perspective.

    Now you've got me worried, Patrick Seriously, what is concerning you? It's obviously run for more than 56 hours because it's only been shutdown twice for weekend holidays and 87 power cycles means....? I'm not kidding. Do share.

    These are my energy settings:

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    Now you've got me worried, Patrick Seriously, what is concerning you? It's obviously run for more than 56 hours because it's only been shutdown twice for weekend holidays and 87 power cycles means....? I'm not kidding. Do share.

    I don't know, but I sure question some of its figers.

    The only thing I could find that their site on power or was:
    Power-on Hours
    Value that records the amount of time that the device has been operational since the device was manufactured.
    And to that for an almost eight week old Mac I say bul****.

    Likewise I would really question the number of power Cycles but I couldn't see anything on that even listed at their site.

    With such information is that, I'm sure not concerned that it says I only have a few days left before payment is due. I doubt that that will ever happen.

    I'd question the value of the whole bloody application for the information I've been able to uncover.


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    Thank you Patrick. You are most kind; as always.

    I have to admit that I pay practically no attention to DriveDx as it's there to monitor and advise if a problem. Only posted my details as an indication of the data it collects to help the OP. The iMac runs fabulously well.

    Anyway, well spotted and many, many thanks. I have sent a report to DriveDx with all the details about my iMac - everything. And how I run it. Asked them to explain the figures. All Health Indicators are at 100%. Zero Problems mentioned. (all 0.00%)

    I await their reply. In the meantime, I shall try not to lose any sleep over the matter.

    Thanks, Patrick.

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