Kaspersky Security Cloud for Mac

HD Health

14 February 2022

ID 166183

Your Mac's hard disk stores operating system files and your files. The longer you use your Mac, the more its hard disk deteriorates. This may lead to slower computer performance, system failures, and data losses.

Kaspersky Security Cloud uses S.M.A.R.T. technology to detect and report possible imminent disk failures so you can act to prevent data loss and maintain data integrity.

Important: In macOS 11.0 or later, Kaspersky Security Cloud cannot check the condition of your external disks.

Open the HD Health window

You can turn off automatic checking of hard disks on your Mac. By default, Kaspersky Security Cloud checks your Mac's hard disks once a week.

Turn off automatic checking of hard disks

The left pane of the Hard Disk Health Monitor window displays a list of your Mac's hard disks. The right pane of the window displays the basic parameters of the selected hard disk supporting S.M.A.R.T. technology. You can view a detailed report on all available parameters.

Open the detailed report for a selected hard disk

For detailed information about S.M.A.R.T. parameters used to analyze your Mac's hard disks, see the Technical Support website (Knowledge Base).

Kaspersky Security Cloud cannot use S.M.A.R.T. technology to check your Mac's hard disks in case of the following reasons:

  • Your hard disk does not support S.M.A.R.T. technology.
  • The S.M.A.R.T. feature has been disabled on your hard disk.
  • Kaspersky Security Cloud does not support this type of the USB disk controller.
  • Kaspersky Security Cloud does not support the connected disk type.
  • The hard disk is disconnected.

If Kaspersky Security Cloud notifies you that your hard disk is in critical condition due to deterioration, you may want to create a backup to reduce the risk of losing your data.

Open Time Machine to back up data from a hard disk

Replace your Mac's hard disk without losing your data

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