Disk utility ophaned

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tech198, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Is this error ok ?

    when i repair external drive with DU, i see something about "Volume bitmap... orphans blocks" but this appears on entire disk (top), not volume itself.(second)

    Is there any concern ? The drive appears ok on desktop and can read/write ok. but repairing does nothing,,, i still see the above error

    Or, should i backup and recreate partition?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That may be a drive beginning to fail. If you can, I would remove any data and reformat and see if that fixes it.

    Even if that fixes it, I would keep an eye on it afterwards.
  3. Tech198, Jun 19, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2015

    Tech198 thread starter macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    The thing is, it only happens on "repair" not "verifying".... If it was the drive, you would also see "Disk needs repair" when the user clicks "Verify" as well.

    It creates temporary file just fine and goes though ok when booting through Internet recovery....

    Tries another account and same issue happens there too..

    Soits only when booting outside the OS, that it works ok. Apart from this, the drives themselves store data ok.

    If drives were beginning to fail, i would see symptoms in Verifying as well, as outside OS. Neither of this happens

    Update: Definitely a bug from Senior Adviser... reported to Apple..

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