Testing the hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BrewCityGirl, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. BrewCityGirl macrumors newbie

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    How can I test my internal and external hard drive for bad sectors??? Is there a program I need? Thanks.
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    You can use the disk utility and do verify disk.. that will give you a general idea if everything is alright or not. But to test for specifically bad sectors, you will need a third-party program -- try google.
     
  3. BrewCityGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried google. Looks like there's something called Drive Genius. Maybe I'll try that.
     

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