Formatting, Erasing, Verifying, and Repairing Disks

Last Modified: Jun 4, 2012 8:17 PM

For help and detailed instructions with the following:


  • formatting, reformatting, and erasing disks or partitions
  • partitioning a disk
  • verifying or repairing Permissions on an OSX drive or partition
  • verifying or repairing the File System on a disk or partition
  • disk formats
  • Checking the S.M.A.R.T. status of a disk



Please see the following site:  Using Disk Utility