Tag Archives: Disk Utility
macOS 101: What’s in the Utility...
The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice....

How to Revert a drive from...
Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System) format is the default format for storage under macOS 10.14 Mojave, replacing the dependable and long-lived HFS+ format. However, there are still some instances...

How to Securely Erase an SSD...
The process of securely wiping a drive, that is, removing every bit of the data it contains and scrambling its content enough to protect the information stored on the...


Mac Installation Errors You May Encounter...
With every new release of the Mac operating system, there always seems to be a few installation errors that are encountered by enough people to make us wonder how...

Disk Utility View Options: Solving the...
Disk Utility, the macOS Swiss Army knife for working with disks and storage volumes, may have a few blades missing, especially when it comes to working with unformatted drives...

Take a Test Drive: How to...
Sometime this summer, macOS Mojave will be made available to participants in the Apple Beta Software Program. Since the Beta Software Program is open to anyone who wishes to...

Here is How to Check SMART...
Are you SMART about the health of the drives in your Mac? SMART stands for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, and it’s a way for a drive to...


New Capabilities & Limitations: How Disk...
Disk Utility’s Restore function can be used to copy the content from one volume to another. In this respect, it’s similar to the process of cloning a volume, and...

How to Securely Wipe the Data...
Securely wiping a drive, removing all of its data, and ensuring that no meaningful information can be recovered, has long been a feature of Disk Utility and its erase...

First Aid: Verify and Repair HFS+,...
Disk First Aid, currently part of Disk Utility, has long been the go-to utility for verifying and repairing a Mac’s storage system. Included as a standalone app with the...