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Disk Utility

Disk Utility, as the name implies, is a utility for working with disks. Its features and options are accessible through five tabs:

  • Information provides general information about the selected disk or volume (Figures 66 and 67).

    Figure 66. Disk Utility's Information tab can display information about a selected disk…

    Figure 67. …or volume.

  • First Aid (Figure 68) enables you to verify and repair a disk or volume.

    Figure 68. The First Aid tab enables you to verify and repair disks or volumes.

  • Erase (Figure 70) enables you to erase a selected disk or volume.

    Figure 70. Use Disk Utility's Erase tab to erase a disk or volume.

  • Partition (Figure 72) enables you to divide a disk into several volumes or partitions.

    Figure 72. Use Disk Utility's Partition tab to set up partitions on a disk.

  • RAID enables you to set up a RAID disk.


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