Want to keep an eye on your hard drive(s) and SSD? Worried that your SSD might need replacing? Here are some tools to put your mind at rest.
Could a £15 case really let my bargain 750 GB SSD perform at its best?
Two free tools to check how long your SSD, including those in Fusion Drives, is likely to last.
How long will the SSD in your Mac last before it fails? Some seem to be going to an early grave. Is yours?
How much is the data stored on your Mac’s drives worth? DriveDx is a utility which could save you from that loss.
Even the most disorganised adult has some system of discriminating what things are most important – but not computers.
The old drive in my Mac Pro has a S.M.A.R.T. status of ‘failed’. Should I move it to a different drive slot?
Does a ‘bitmap error’ mean that my hard disk is about to fail?
There is now a better way to estimate likely hard disk life than Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
The real world performance of S.M.A.R.T. to warn of imminent drive failure is not as impressive as its claims, but here is how to get better use from it.