iPod Hard Disk Scan

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by CubaTBird, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    Should I worry about doing this if my ipod is working fine? As I use my ipod, does the ipod itself check the hard drive from time to time too see if there are errors? :confused:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    you can tell it to run a "HDD Scan". but its only recommended if your worried that your HD isnt working properly. if it seems to be fine, then dont worry about it.

    to check(all based on 3G iPod), simply hold the MENU and PLAY/PAUSE buttons to reset it. then when the apple logo comes up, press the PREVIOUS NEXT and SELECT buttons to activate diagnositc mode. from there you use the Previous and Next buttons to scroll down to "HDD SCAN".
  3. macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2001
    Easy fix...

    Just plug it into a Mac via FireWire and it will automatically mount as a drive on the desk top (provided that setting is enabled in iTunes).. Then use Disk Utility or better utility on it as you would any internal drive on the Mac... Simple eh?

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