- Jun 26, 2012
- Z170 Deluxe
- GTX 970
- Mobile Phone
Yesterday I was going over my drives deleting unused files/documents and media to back up my system. Ready for a clean back up, formatting my partition when I came across a warning in Disk Utility.
Shown in the first picture you will see that my Western Digital 1TB hard drive is highlighted in RED
"The drive has a hardware problem that can't be repaired. Back up as much data as possible and replace the disk. See an authorised Apple dealer for more information"
At the bottom you can see the S.M.A.R.T Status : Failing
What Is S.M.A.R.T?
S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology and is scheme built into hard drives, rather than computers. If a drive reports that it's failed this diagnosis test it indicates that the drive is on it's way out.
If you've experienced this, post your comments below.
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