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Firewire Failure
Authored by: jakacmar on Aug 09, '04 12:55:16PM
Sorry about that, you're going to need to replace that first long repeat section which begins
repeat while answer is not "Finder"
all the way to, but not including (meaning leave it there) the line that begins
delay 10

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Firewire Failure
Authored by: osxpounder on Aug 09, '04 05:23:20PM

jakacmar, thanks for that clarification.

baltwo: when I run the script on a G5 with two ATA drives, it reports that it has checked each and found each to be "verified".


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Firewire Failure
Authored by: baltwo on Aug 10, '04 02:18:50AM

If both those disks are SMART capable, then that means they've passed whatever test is built into diskutil. Run this from the Terminal app:

diskutil list

which will give the appropriate items for this next command:

diskutil info /dev/diskX --replace the X with whatever came back above

usually: boot disk: disk0, second internal: disk1, externals: disk(whatever)

Note that "good" disks report: SMART Status: Verified

According to Apple's docs:

Most disk drives include S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) hardware developed by IBM that allows hard disks to test themselves for potential problems. If your disk is "verified," it's a valid disk with nothing wrong at this time. If you see "About to Fail" in red letters, back up your disk immediately and have the disk replaced. It will fail.

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Firewire Failure
Authored by: jakacmar on Aug 10, '04 02:55:36AM
Right. "Verified" is a good thing. I haven't actually run the script myself, but just reading through it, if there's not problem with any of the drives that are checked, it will pop up a dialog at the end saying
"All mounted disks checked.

Disk/whatever Verified
Disk/whatever else Verified
etc., etc.

Click OK to quit the script."
This means everything appears to be as it should and you shouldn't have anything to worry about. If there's a problem, the script will pop up a dialog that says:
"A hardware problem has been detected on mounted drive: Disk/Whatever
Status:  Sucks to be you"
Or something like that :-) So you're good to go.

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