How Long Does It Take to Run Disk Utility First Aid, Can It Be Hard-Stopped

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro with a 500 GB SSD. The system says the drive has failed and suggests I use Disk Utility to check for errors. I ran the first aid program, but it never stopped. Who knows how long it will take?

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Brithny· Answered on Aug 18, 2023

How long does it take to run Disk Utility First Aid, and Can it be hard stopped? Mac First Aid in Disk Utility is a built-in program on macOS that can repair numerous disk errors and file system glitches.

And usually, running Mac First Aid will require at most five minutes. If no errors are found on the target disk or volume, less time will be used. If First Aid finds any errors on the disk or volume, it will take extra time to repair them. You can hard stop the First Aid process by pressing 'Control + Alt + Delete' on the Mac keyboard.

And you can recover the lost data on your external SSD with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, a powerful and trusted data recovery software.

Install the EaseUS recovery software on your MacBook, and check out the following 3 steps to external hard drive recovery on Mac:

Step 1. Launch the recovery tool, and choose the corrupted SSD.

Step 2. Click 'Search for lost files' to view all lost data on the SSD.

Step 3. Choose your desired data, click 'Recover', and save it to a safe storage location.

And after recovering your data on the corrupted SSD, you should use Disk Utility to format the SSD to make it work again; check out the following steps:

Step 1. Open Disk Utility in the 'Applications > Utilities' folder.

Step 2. Select the SSD, and click the 'Erase' button on the top menu.

Step 3. Set a new disk name and file format you want. Click 'Erase' again.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.