how do I know if hd is broken

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zeiter, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    I would like to know if my hd is failing....because I get a lot of multicolor cercles for simple operations....is there a program I can download or anything?

    thank you
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    First, backup up your data. Then open Disk Utility in the Utilities folder. Click on your drive. Down at the bottom of the window you'll see a listing labeled 'S.M.A.R.T Status". If it says Verified then your drive may not be dying. If it says Failing then your drive is dying.

    Important Note: S.M.A.R.T. can be wrong. It may say verified but the drive could still be failing. So backup you data.
     
  3. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    BACK UP ALWAYS

    secind if opening programs gets extremely slow

    if you start your mac and a white screen with a file folder and a question mark on it

    you hear a disk ticking inside your computer

    BACK UP EVERYTHING ALWAYS

    time machine is brilliant you can backup and get a new hd and migrate the **** back as though it never left =D haha its pretty awesome my HD crashed suddenly last week after 4 years of intense use =D haha
     
  4. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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