ActiveSMART Release Notes

Version history of ActiveSMART - hard drive health and temperature monitoring, disk space visualization,
secure file deletion and more

Version 2.12 | Current version, released in August, 2020

  • Improved support for NVMe SSD drives
  • Fixed “Send SMART Report”
  • Fixed licensing issues
  • Minor, but important cleanups

Version 2.11

  • Added support for NVMe SSD HDDs (Samsung SSD 970 EVO, WD Black NVMe SSD, Intel Optane SSD and others)
  • UI updated for different desktop font scaling (150%)
  • Fixed licensing issue
  • Many small, but important fixes

Version 2.10

  • Major improvements for drives, connected through USB (WD My Passport, WD Elements, Seagate Backup and others)
  • UI related fixes
  • Fixed S.M.A.R.T. attribute raw data intepretation for Seagate drives
  • Add check mark for selected drive

Version 2.9.82

  • Improved SSD support for Samsung 850 EVO and V-NAND hard drives
  • Fixed crash in Disk Space Analyzer
  • Cosmetic improvements

Version 2.9.81

  • Added “Clear Temperature History” button
  • Improved support for SSD Samsung 850 EVO M.2 hard drives
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes database
  • Fixed temperature support for some hard disks
  • Fixed license dialog bug and some others

Version 2.9.8

  • Improved SSD drives support
  • Improved Windows 10 support
  • Improved Used Disk Space visualisation
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes definitions, added SMART attributes for SSD hard drive
  • Fixed wrong status for Crucial SSD hard drives and other minor bugs

Version 2.9.5

  • Improved S.M.A.R.T. engine and hard drives detection
  • Improved Windows 8 support
  • Improved Disk Space visualisation
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes definitions
  • Fixed some bugs

Version 2.9.2

  • Added File Shredder – tool to permanently wipe files rewriting their content with random series of binary data multiple times
  • Updated Installer and Uninstaller
  • Added UI language selection
  • Updated user interface
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes definitions
  • Fixed some bugs

Version 2.9

  • Added Disk space usage overview, based on TreeMap technology. It scans through files and folders and create a visualization of the disk space usage
  • Improved hard drive detection on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Updated user interface
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes definitions
  • Fixed many bugs

Version 2.8

  • Added notebooks support – ActiveSMART detects notebook power mode changes and enables Power-Saving mode to save the battery power
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes definitions
  • Added support for Airflow temperature attribute

Version 2.71

  • Added log message when one of the SMART attributes crosses custom threshold (if Custom Attribute Notification used)
  • Added full support for Fahrenheit temperature scale
  • Some minor bugs were fixed

Version 2.7

  • Added Total Free Space informaton on all hard drive volumes (Overview tab)
  • Added Disk Monitoring Statistics
    + reallocated (bad) blocks number
    + pending blocks number
    + SMART events counter
    + date of the last event
    + Power-On Hours
  • Added the hard drive temperature tray icon
  • Added buttons – Next attribute and Previous attribute in Attribute Lifetime Simulation window
  • Rewritten program settings – now they are tabbed
  • Added new preferences option “Only critical notifications” – enabled by default (No more annoying popups)
  • Updated S.M.A.R.T. attributes information
  • GUI facelifted
  • Hard drive temperature changes do not logged now
  • Balloon tip appears only when S.M.A.R.T. attribute changed
  • Fixed emergency hibernation issue
  • Fixed USB devices blocking when ActiveSMART is running
  • Improved Power Management support
  • Fixed issue with greayed Exit menu item in Tray icon
  • Some minor bugs were fixed

Version 2.62

  • Improved ActiveSMART service management
  • Added multy-user mode for ActiveSMART agent module
  • Added S.M.A.R.T. log size limit and rotation
  • Added support for custom SMTP server ports (for example
  • Fixed error with grayed out preferences
  • Fixed service crash while notification
  • Fixed minor bugs

Version 2.6

  • Windows Vista compatible
  • Application structure rewritten, now it’s completely service based
  • Added SSL authentication for the Email notifications
  • Fixed bug with custom notifications
  • Fixed some minor bugs

Version 2.51

  • Completely rewritten GUI. Now it’s more graphical and user friendly
  • Added Hard drive Health indicator
  • Added Hard drive Performance indicator
  • Added Hard drive Temperature indicator
  • Added Disk Summary Status
  • Added Disk Status description
  • Added Temperature logging
  • Added Temperature history chart, so the user can check the past hard drive temperature
  • Added Attribute detailed information window
  • Added built-in Attribute description information, attribute flags information, and attribute status
  • Added attribute lifetime chart simulation
  • Log file can be saved as CSV file and analyzed using Microsoft Excel
  • Fixed bugs

Version 2.42

  • Added emergency shutdown (hibernate) option
  • Added a subject line to e-mail setup
  • Added support for Fahrenheit for temperature display
  • Added option to test notification settings
  • Fixed the wrong path to the event log messages file
  • Fixed bug with wrong default critical temperature
  • Fixed bug with wrong program startup path in some cases

Version 2.41

  • Added full support for the Large Fonts mode (120 dpi)
  • The disk check interval now can be set from 1 minute to 240 hours
  • When the program pops up with an advisory that a value has changed, it leaves an AsmartCore.exe process (only in Windows XP). This bug is fixed
  • Fixed some visual appearance bugs while using Windows XP themes

Version 2.4

  • Added new S.M.A.R.T. attribute names
  • Added resizing to the main window
  • Added the SMART Raw data viewer to view the raw value of the SMART attributes (Disk Info tab)
  • Added the disk serial number to the log file to distinguish hard drives with identical model names
  • Added the baloon tooltip for the Active SMART system tray icon with the brief results of the last SMART check
  • Added support for hard drives that larger then 137 Gb
  • Added support for Windows Server 2003
  • Added authentication support to the internal SMTP client
  • Added a checkbox to enable/disable logging for particular attributes (Custom notification settings window)
  • Active SMART supports up to 12 IDE drives
  • The most recent events of the log file (Log tab) are shown first now
  • The string “When value equals” changed to “When value below” (Disk Info tab)
  • Improved internal SMTP client
  • Fixed bug in the Email notification feature
  • Fixed bug inside SMTP client that resulted in error “Failed to connect to SMTP server”
  • Fixed bug inside SMTP client – email feature sometimes didn’t work in the background mode
  • The program crashed on some systems when the SMART Info tab is opened – this bug is fixed
  • The Pop up mode did not work in case of Critical notification mode – this bug is fixed
  • Minor bugfixes