1173 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2010 7:22 PM by S.U.
I would let it keep going--especially if you don't want to loose everything on that drive. I've seen if take a couple of days already to repair. If it does repair it, I would I would back everything up off it and replace the drive. I wouldn't risk going through this again.
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Remember that there are two aspects of a hard drive--hardware and software. Disk Warrior is repairing the complex software, but if the drive is failing physically, and it sounds like it may be, Disk Warrior cannot fix it physically. It may be able to repair the software so that you can get your data off of it, and that should probably be your goal.
Since DW says your drive is probably bad, it very likely is failing. Since you are under warranty, Apple will probably replace the drive for you, but they would keep your old drive.
Once DW finishes the repair and you have backed up the drive, here is a utility that will give you a comprehensive view of the physical health of the drive:
You can download the demo and run it several times for free. It may also be that a failing SMART status will show up in Disk Utility.
If the drive is failing physically, I wouldn't really trust anything on it since the applications could have become corrupted. It would be better to install all applications fresh from discs or downloads if you end up fitting a new drive.