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    Which Hard Disc Utility software?
    Can those of you who are wise and experienced in such things tell me please which is the best Hard disc repair/maintenance package to keep my drives healthy?

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    Disk Utility comes free and can do most of the basic maintenance tasks

    If its a more comprehensive paid solution you are after then the Apple stores use Drive Genius for troubleshooting disks
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    If you wish to go top shelf, then Disk Warrior arguably leads the pack. But it's expensive.
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    I've always used TechTool, and now TechTool Pro. But, I'm increasingly wondering if it's worth the trouble of testing regularly since nothing is ever wrong. Such a problem!!

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    Disk Warrior every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughvane View Post
    If you wish to go top shelf, then Disk Warrior arguably leads the pack. But it's expensive.
    I am a big fan of Disk Warrior and have used it on various Macs since the clamshell iBook days. It's great at what it does, namely repairing/rebuilding damaged drive directories, but it is a one trick pony of sorts. I have seen it repair damage other utilities couldn't touch but it is not a very versatile program and isn't really a general drive maintenance utility.
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    If it ain't broke then don't fix it.

    All these disk maintenance apps that never seems to do anything.

    Just have a decent working ethic and the rest should look after its self.

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    Your system install disc and DiskWarrior 4.2.

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