How to install smartctl on macOS

Jan 08, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Getting some of your macOS system preferences can be easily achieved with smartmontools. Let’s see how to install smartctl on macOS.


  • macOS
  • Homebrew

Install smartctl on macOS

Step 1. Update the brew packages.

brew update

Step 2. Install smartmontools.

brew install smartmontools

Step 3. Verify the installation.

smartctl -v


smartctl 7.3 2022-02-28 r5338 [Darwin 21.6.0 arm64] (local build)
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