StorageStatus monitors attached storage devices and provides relevant power state information and notifications. Using this information, it is possible to watch for unusual activity (such as devices unnecessarily becoming active), which can hamper battery life. Further, StorageStatus automatically wakes all disks within a software RAID volume and devices within custom wake pools, thereby improving spinup time and reducing delays.
State information is readily displayed in the menu bar. Click the menu icon to view additional information (such as time since activity and idle threshold) and toggle sleep prevention for specific devices.
Receive notifications when devices are added, removed, fall asleep, or wake from standby.
Choose the menubar icon set, set StorageStatus to run on startup, and specify which device notifications should be displayed by default.
Specific devices can be renamed and re-ordered. Additionally, notification preferences can be customized on a per-device basis.
StorageStatus automatically wakes all disks within a software RAID volume, thereby reducing the total I/O delay when waking a software RAID volume from sleep. Further, custom wake pools can be created that ensure a custom pool of devices wake simultaneously.
NOTE: Only devices that support SMART attributes are initally supported. However, full compatibility is possible via the Disk Wake Daemon.
Device activity can be logged to the system console or to a specific CSV file for later analysis and review.