Excessive SSD wear on M1 Macs

For those of you with M1s, are you seeing excessive SSD usage?


After installing SmartMonTools, the SSD usage on my M1 Macmini looks normal.

However, I want to run a script daily and plot the usage to make sure it doesn’t suddenly spike.

Is there any way to give a specific command sudo priveledges, so that I don’ t need to enter a password each time? I want to run my script via cron.

sudo smartctl --all /dev/disk0 prompts for the admin password, which would defeat automation.


Use sudo cron -e to create a privileged terminal command that won’t ask for authentication.

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