SMART Status In Imac Hard Disk Running Snow Leopard Shows Failing

May 25, 2012

SMART status in my imac hard disk running Snow Leopard is failing. it is < 2 years old. No obvious issues with the machine.

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Hardware :: Recovering Apple Hard Drive After SMART Status Failed?

Oct 30, 2010

A while back I removed a Apple Hard Drive after I thought I had shut down the computer. Instead, it had just slept and so still had the power on. This caused the file system in the hard drive to fail, so I erased and rebuilt the file system on the Hard Drive. It worked fine for another day, and then failed. When I went to see if I could fix it, Disk Utility said the S.M.A.R.T status had failed and the send the hard drive to an apple specialist. Is there any way I could fix the Hard Drive myself?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can Reboot My New IMac Running 10.7 Into Snow Leopard 10.6.8 From An External Hard Drive

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Aug 29, 2014

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Jun 14, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Disk Utility Says Internal Hard Drive Is Failing?

Dec 28, 2010

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Snow Leopard Install Disk Works In IMac But Not In MacBook Pro?

Mar 31, 2012

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Nov 18, 2010

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Software :: Installed Disk Utility And Disk Repair - Shows Network Startup But No Hard Drive?

Feb 22, 2010

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OS X :: Frequent Force Shutdown - SMART Status Not Ok

Aug 9, 2010

My macbook pro's HD is in bad shape. S.M.A.R.T status is not ok. Sometimes the OS freezes, but so far this is the main problem I detected so far. Until now. I reinstalled the OS X - clean install - to see if things got better, but no luck. Although I think the system is more stable now, the machine is unable to restart or shut down as before. I have to hold the shut down button for a couple of seconds. With this in mind, is it dangerous for the machine to do frequent force shut-downs, or it just deteriorates the HD even more?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Change SMART Status To Verified

May 24, 2012

It's a new Momentus XT 750 that I bought to replace the orignal HDD.I can read and write and even installed Leopard via USB, but the SMART status was not appearing 'verified'.After installing I hook it up to my MBP and it could not be recognized.

MBP 2.8G Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4Gb RAM

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Slow Running Mac While Having Free Space In Hard Drive?

Jan 31, 2012

My mac is slow. Obvious points are covered. Maximum RAM installed; All apple software updates downloaded and permissions repaired after each download.Activity Monitor shows no obvious 'hogs'.Hard Drive (250GB) has almost 50GB free I am considering some sort of clean up using something like ONYX but feel that the hardware /software package should be almost self maintaining.15 years using Macs, since OS5 but not minded to look under the hood very often, since that is what brought me to Apple in the first place. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram

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OS X :: How Much RAM Can I Put In My IMac Running Snow Leopard

Sep 26, 2009

I have just upgraded to Snow Leopard and one of the questions I'm struggling to find an answer to, is just how much RAM can I put in my iMac? I'm running a 3.06GHz core 2 duo iMac, 2008 (last model, without the new fancy graphics card). And, it currently runs 4Gb of RAM. With all of the Snow Leopard talk of your system running a virtually infinite amount of RAM, how much can I run???

Am I limited in some way by the motherboard in my iMac? Or can I "fill my boots!!"?

I've attached a screenshot of my current system configuration.

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OS X :: HD Making Clicking Noise - Verified Smart Status

Jun 17, 2010

I'm using a unibody MBP 15" that I had for about 2 years. After being awakened from sleep mode, the hard drive started to "click" for about 3 mins straight (I was on XP at the time, although that's probably irrelevant). I was so convinced that my hard drive was about to die, so I backed up my data. Then I ran a "repair disk" on disk utility to see what's up. There was something about "missing thread record" and "invalid volume file count," but eventually it was repaired.

It now says the drive is fine. So my question is, should I still expect the drive to fail on me pretty soon? I know what I heard, and it was pretty bad. It seemed like a hardware problem that can't simply be fixed by running a program. At the same time, I'm a bit puzzled by the SMART status saying the drive was verified. Is it SMART that unreliable?

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Aug 29, 2009

I have an iMac running on 10.4.11. My question is Can I buy the snow leopard update or will I have to buy the 170 package? Also if I buy the update for my laptop will I be able to use the same disc on my iMac if I'm able to just use the upgrade?

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MacBook Pro :: SMART Failing Caused By Data Cable / Logic Board

Aug 21, 2010

So I took my MBP into the apple store today and explained that my original hard drive was showing as failing after my two momentus xt drives were apparently failing as well. He said it was really strange and hooked up the drive to their external interface and low and behold there was no errors on the drive. He said it's most likely being caused by IO errors due to a bad SATA cable or possibly logic board. We had my MBP sent in for testing. So basically if you see SMART failing status it may not be the drive after all.

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May 25, 2012

I've found some possible solutions in other threads, but none worked. So here goes. I have an internal disk called "Maryam" I use for projects (not my startup/system disk). For some reason, when I send files from it to trash, I get this:  

Here's how it looks in my Get Info: Here's how it looks from Sharing: None of my other disks have this problem. Why and what do I need to do?

MacPro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 x 2.8 Ghz Quad Core, 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2600

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Installation Keeps Failing

Dec 23, 2009

So I've only had my macbook pro aluminum body for about 4 months and after downloading the new system update, my laptopl just started acting weird and then it would just keep freezing with the pinwheel for extended periods of time. I've decided to verify and repair the disc, but to no avail, it didn't help. So, I backed up files in an external hard drive and erased my disc. However, after repeating to reinstall Snow Leopard at least 10 times, it keeps on telling me that it has failed to copy supported files. If I eject my installation DVD, it will just show up with a gray screen that has a folder and a question mark on it. I'm not sure what to do. I feel like I should take it over to an Apple store to consult with a Genius...but it is far from where I live. Any easy step to step advice on what I should do?

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OS X :: Running Snow Leopard - Imac Wont Wake Up?

Sep 18, 2009

my imac is running snow leopard i usually will click the menu bar and select sleep. i know it is still on because the fan is still running. normally it will wake back up with push on the the keyboard, occasionally it will not wake up, so my next resort is to press the power button once sometimes this will work, if not i am forced to hold the power button and restart it, when it turns on a message appears and says "You shut down your computer because of a problem, would you like to send it to apple". any advice because this is becoming quite annoying

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: IMac 3.06 GHz With 12GB Of RAM Running Very Slow

Feb 1, 2012

My late 2010 iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 12gb of ram is running very slow. It takes a very long for the computer to boot with the desktop taking ages to fully load. Applications are also taking an unholy amount of time to load with the spinning wheel always appearing through out use, and they often crash or don't respond and close during use. I'm talking applications like Word taking 3 minutes to load and getting the spinning wheel when font size is tried to be changed and crashing and closing if a large volume of text is attempted to be pasted into a document.The computer is also failing to shut down properly just staying on a blue screen. I recently wiped and completed a fresh install however the issues came back.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Is It Normal For A Non-apple Drive To Fail The Smart Status Check

May 29, 2010

I just installed last night the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue without a problem in a 2010 MBP 13", but seem to be having some issues now. Im showing the drive is shown w/red text and failing the SMART status in the disk utility. It showed verified when I installed it last night and reinstalled OS X, but now this. I have also been getting some beachballs, but does seem to be running fine now. Is this a sign of just a bad drive, or is it normal for a non-apple drive to fail the smart status check?

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IMac :: Internal Hard Drive In 08 Is Failing?

May 7, 2009

I just got a new WD external drive to put some media files on. I went into disk utility just to make sure the external was working fine before I started moving things over and it told me my internal hard drive in my 08 iMac is failing! Good thing I bought the external when I did,

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IMac :: External Hard Drives Keep Failing?

Mar 3, 2010

I have a fairly new iMac that I upgraded to Snow Leopard a few months ago. It seemed to me that prior to that my external HD worked fine with Time Machine. Since then it is recognized for a short period of time when I connect it, then it disappears. I replaced it with a WD My Book. It worked perfectly for a month and now it has shut down. Has anybody had run into this before? I can't believe that every hard drive fails within a month in the same mysterious way!

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MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive - How To Install Snow Leopard Without Disk

May 10, 2012

My Macbook pro has just had a new 500gb hard drive in it and osx snow leopard had not been put on it because i never got a disk when i bought it. It still comes up with the grey screen with the flashing folder which i think would be normal because there is nothing on the hard drive. How do i install OSX Snow Leopard back on it the cheapest way possible?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Put In It But Still To Install Snow Leopard Without A Disk?

May 10, 2012

My Macbook pro has just had a new 500gb hard drive in it and osx snow leopard had not been put on it because i never got a disk when i bought it. It still comes up with the grey screen with the flashing folder which i think would be normal because there is nothing on the hard drive. How do i install OSX Snow Leopard back on it the cheapest way possible? and easiest.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Has Any One Used Disk Repair On An External Hard Drive

Jun 17, 2012

Has any one used Disk Repair on an external hard drive? Does it erase everything?

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IMac :: System Freezes And Running Very Slow With Snow Leopard

Mar 25, 2010

I have a 20" iMac mid 2007 2.4Ghz, 320GB, 2Gb machine running Snow Leopard. Today I turned it on and it was running fine. But around three hours of using it suddenly froze. I had to force the turn off using the power button. When i turned it back on it took about 4 mins to get to the login screen. Once I logged in the spinning wheel came up and the only think that loaded was the Spotlight sign. This kept happening until about the third time of turning it off and on. When it finally completed login. But it is now extremely slow and it just about freezes when I open more than one application.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Safe To Use IMac While Time Machine Running?

Feb 12, 2012

If I run Time Machine for the first time, do I have to stop using my iMac until the program is finished? Or can I continue to use it?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Lost Hard Disk Driver Icons After Snow Leopard Upgrade

Nov 1, 2009

I recently just upgraded to Snow Leopard two days ago. Since then, I have lost the Hard Disk drive icons and I don't know how to get it back. In fact, I have no icons on my desktop at all except for the external hard drive that I have plugged in. How do I get my icons back? Especially the main hard disk one.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Repair System Files Without Formatting Hard Disk

May 12, 2012

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