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    May 15, 2010
    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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    Oct 22, 2007
    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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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    If you wish to go top shelf, then Disk Warrior arguably leads the pack. But it's expensive.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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    toMACsh's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2009
    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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    Mar 12, 2010
    Disk Warrior every time.

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    Slydude's Avatar
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    Nov 16, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    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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    Mar 12, 2010
    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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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Your system install disc and DiskWarrior 4.2.

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