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. For laptop users with two internal disk drives (for example, an SSD and HDD), it may be useful to know when the rotational hard drive is sleeping, because laptops are significantly less vulnerable to movement and shocks when mechanical devices are inactive.
State information is readily displayed graphically in the menu bar. Click to view additional information, such as time since activity and idle threshold.
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.
Device activity can be logged to the system console or to a specific CSV file for later analysis and review.