How do tell if your HD is failing ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whitedragon101, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. whitedragon101, Sep 11, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013

    whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    I have been getting so many beachballs and hangs lately that I decided to run iDefrag (coriolis) on my MBP HD it to see if it would speed it up. However it could not complete due to bad blocks. So I did the following tests but I'm not sure which to believe :

    - Disk utility verify
    says drive ok.

    says DRIVE FAILING replace drive
    power on hours 9496
    pending bad sectors 10
    reallocated bad sectors 14
    total errors 7460
    last error type = uncorrectable
    last error time = 9496

    says drive ok

    Any ideas?
  2. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    Answer :

    Just went to the apple store. The drive is dying SmartUtility is right. All apples standard tests passed then they did the in depth HD test and 10 seconds in a big red FAIL appeared.

    Moral of the story is use this utility to check a potentially dying HD :

    Both apples disk util and smart reporter were wrong.

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