Verify Disk

Conrad McGarry updated July 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

NOTE: If a verify disk produces errors, it is recommended for you to repair disk.

Use the installed Disk Utility to verify a non-start up disk only.

  1. Open Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.
  2. Choose the volume that you want to verify.
  3. Go to First Aid tab.
  4. Choose Verify Disk.

S.M.A.R.T. Status

Mac Hard Drives come with S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) Status, which lets the user know if the hard drive is going to fail. Most of the time, it should say Verified but if it says Failing, please back up your data and replace your hard drive.

To see your S.M.A.R.T. Status, go to Disk Utility and select the drive. The status is at the bottom of the window.

If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP Help Desk.