Sunflower iMac disk concern

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aicul, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Hello

    This is a strange one I am facing.

    My now antique Sunflower iMac was showing some slow response times.

    I did a little check and discovered that the disk was about to fail, backup and repair !

    So I did a backup and re-run disk utility, now everything is ok. I tried other options such as unix, onyx, and these all indicate SMART as "verified"

    Anyone have any suggestions on what can make this happen?

    Is my disk dead or not ?
     
  2. jido macrumors regular

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    Your disk is OLD :eek:

    It could well be failing, but if Disk Utility was able to repair it that may just be a case of accidental data corruption and you will be fine for another year or more.

    If you are concerned, why don't you take it to a service centre to get the disk replaced?
     
  3. aicul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would but the oldish ATA disk is not that easy to find.
     

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