Hard drive health check

It's a good idea to periodically check the health of a hard drive to make sure that there are no errors which can prevent it from running normally. This guide will help you through the steps both for Mac and Windows. 

⚠️ If the drive is formatted HFS (Mac format), the health check needs to be completed on a Mac computer.
If the drive is formatted NTFS (Windows format), the health check needs to be completed on a Windows computer.

CONTENTS IN THIS ARTICLE

Health check using a Windows computer

1
Eject the drive from Monument by selecting Settings > Hard Drives > [select the drive] >  Eject and then plug it to your computer.

2
Plug in the drive to your computer. Click on Windows icon and search for the keyword Partition and select Create and format hard disk partitions

3
You will see the list of all connected hard drives to the computer. Find the drive you plugged in and right click to select Properties.

4
Click on Tools > Check

5
Clcik on Scan Drive to run the diagnostics tool to fix and clean any hard drive errors.

6
Once the process is completed, safely remove the drive from Windows first and then unplug it from your computer.

Health check using a Mac computer

1
Eject the drive from Monument by selecting Settings > Hard Drives > [select the drive] >  Eject and then plug it to your computer.

2
Plug in the drive to your computer. Click on the Spotlight icon and search for Disk Utility.

3
Find your Primary Drive (the one that connects to Monument) under the group labeled  External, and then click on First Aid

4
 Select Run to start the health check. 

5
Depending on volume capacity, this process may take a while. Once it's complete, you will see the confirmation. 

6
Eject the drive from MacOS first and then unplug it from your computer.

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