If you’re having problems with your Mac’s hard drive or solid-state drive (SSD), it’s important to see if there are any errors. Follow these steps to check:
This guide will show you how to check your Mac’s HDD or SSD for errors.
Step 1: Open Disk Utility
To begin, open Disk Utility. You can find it in Spotlight or in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
Step 2: Select the Drive to Check
Once Disk Utility is open, select the drive you want to check from the list on the left-hand side of the window.
Step 3: Run First Aid
With the drive selected, click the “First Aid” button in the top toolbar to scan the drive for errors.
Step 4: Check S.M.A.R.T. Status
After the scan, you can check the drive’s S.M.A.R.T. status to see if there are any issues with the drive’s health. To do this, click the “Info” button in the top toolbar and select “S.M.A.R.T. Status” from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: Check for Bad Blocks
If there are any bad blocks on the drive, Disk Utility will fix them if possible. Otherwise, you’ll need to replace the drive. To check for bad blocks, click the “Verify Disk” button in the top toolbar.
Checking your Mac’s hard drive or SSD for errors is important to keep your device healthy and avoid data loss. By following these steps, you can make sure your drive is working properly and catch any issues early on.