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Monday, December 21, 2009

Disk Utility's dirty little secret and the antidote

According to Mac.blorge, Every hard drive sold today includes
built-in diagnostics designed to warn users before a disk actually
fails, giving users a chance to backup and/or transfer data.
They are reporting that on MacBreak Weekly Peter Krogh said that
Apple's Disk Utility has Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting
Technology (SMART) built-in, but it has been effectively crippled
so it doesn't report a problem until it's too late.

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