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Re: about detecting hard drives with problems

Steven Kolins writes:
>diskutil info / |grep "SMART"
>	which shows current SMART status - but I've seen that few drives report SMART
>status to diskutil - if you check with the gui Disk Utility it often reports
>SMART status for a drive that diskutil doesn't.
>Anyone know another way to probe SMART status?

OK. I've figured out one big detail but still don't know all the implications.

diskutil info /
diskutil info disk0

and the second usually reports SMART status.

Now what does it mean if diskutil info / reports SMART status?!
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Steven Kolins
Alamance-Burlington Schools, NC USA
LanTech/Mac Systems Tech

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