How to check your Intel and M1 Mac’s SSD health using Terminal

Follow our step-by-step guide to get important stats on the viability of your Mac’s SSD using Terminal and smartmontools.

If you have a newer Mac, it likely uses a speedy solid-state drive to store files, apps, music, videos, and a lot of other important stuff. But there’s one thing you may not know about SSDs: They wear out over time.

Since the SSD is such a vital part of your Mac, it’s a good idea to keeps tabs on its health.

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