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How to detect a failing hard drive (SMART status)

Last updated 2010-02-19 - Send Feedback
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Modern hard drives and solid state drives have built-in diagnostics which can be read by appropriate software. This status information is know as its S.M.A.R.T. status.

Checking on drive status

To check on SMART status in Mac OS X, open Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities) and take a quick glance at your drive(s).

Pending failures will be obvious: the S.M.A.R.T. Status will read Failing. If a drive has completely failed, it won’t even show up.

Unfortunately, the SMART status of drives used in certain external enclosures is not visible to your Mac. An external enclosure and/or eSATA card must have SMART support.

This drive is about to fail!

What to do for a failing drive

Take immediate action:

Replace the drive as soon as possible: use overnight delivery for a replacement. Do not delay, it could fail in 2 months or in 2 minutes.

For Mac Pro or RAID users, having one spare matching drive available is your smart move, so that you can immediately replace a suspect drive.


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