Monday, 7 May 2012

How to check drive status in Mac | Check SMART in Mac

A hard drive is an amalgum of technology. We know machines are not cent percent reliable so, we need to check hard drive status time to time. We can reduce the chances of hard drive failure with regular checkup.
It doesn't matter either we are using Windows , Linux or Mac OS , Drive status should be checked in all cases. Mac users can perform this operation by Disk utility. Disk Utility is an inbuilt application in Mac OS X which performs lots of useful operations to keep Mac hard drive in good health.
Following are the steps to check Drive status by using Disk utility :-
  1. Open up the Disk Utility program. Select hard drive listed on left hand side.
  1. Click on the "Get Info" button to open a window with all disk related information like Created, Modified date, Format, availabe or Used space, lebel etc.
  1. Close and quit Disc Utility if your check of the Mac's S.M.A.R.T. status is "verified." If the status is "failing," then Mac hard drive is having some problem and here you need to take steps to back up and replace the drive as soon as possible.
Some Mac users for whom disk utility is not so user friendly, prefer third party tool. 'Drive Status' module of Stellar Drive ToolBox software helps to show Full status of Hard drive.
There are three options available inside this module:-
  1. General Status - It shows Drive title, name, media type, total size ,free space etc.
  2. Full Description - We can check Volume Signature, version, Creation, modification, Backup date, File & Folder count etc.
  3. S.M.A.R.T Status - We can determine the health status, temperature, and other vital parameters of Mac hard drive.
This software Provides entire Mac hard drive information, including all basic details, full drive description, and the SMART status.
Another options available in DriveTool Box is Drive clone, Partition Manager, SpeedUp Mac, Drive Wipe, Disk Defrag.
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