No sounds like a hard drive trying to start if thats what you mean
To be clear I don't hear clicking sounds like when a hd is failing. I hear what sound normal like a hard drive working trying to load a program.
I did the command S and it showed a lot of text but I can't seem to put any text on the line.
last line says AppleAHCIDiskqueuemanager::setpowerstate(0xffffff8022a28600, 2-> 1) timed out after 100902ms
Yes it booted into Mac OSX of some sort. The screen looks normal
smart status is failing
it is in red
So if I get a new hd and install what procedures do I need to do to get it up and running again? will i have to reinstall all my programs again? Is it running with an online boot right now? It looks so normal just slower.
This is in a mac pro 8 core with 4 hard drives in the case. I just did a repair disk permissions and it worked?
It seems like all my program software is in tact? why is that?
SMART status says "failing"
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; often written as SMART) is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.
When a failure is anticipated by S.M.A.R.T., the user may choose to replace the drive to avoid unexpected outage and data loss. The manufacturer may be able to use the S.M.A.R.T. data to discover where faults lie and prevent them from recurring in future drive designs.
How would i back up a failing drive?
Yes I have 16 of them. So I do see the drive in finder. I'm going to save all files. Will that save my programs also?
But will time machine try backing up all hard drives? I just want to back up the main drive
it wanted to back up 4 terabits, I don't see an option to just backup the one drive. So I guess I will have to just back up all folders and see what happens
When I open time machine it opens up into the Today now window there is no place to select preferences.
Ok figured that out. Its backing up my main drive. Once done if i install a new HD will it put this back on this drive and everything works again like magic?
Ok one last question.
Is it better to use time machine to do this or copy and paste files from drive to drive?