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I have a disk with a S.M.A.R.T. error. In my particular case I know that it is relatively safe to continue to use my disk. I have error in SMART attribute #173 (wear level) but all those block overwrites happened in small volatile temp partition, my main system partition is safe. In short, I know what I'm doing.

I want to ignore this error and force the update. How to do that?

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    put it in a USB enclosure – Tetsujin Apr 13 '16 at 8:34
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    Is it possible for MBPr late 2013? They have a small SSD card inside. I'm not sure whether it is compatible with SATA. – Poma Apr 13 '16 at 8:50
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    @Poma Wear leveling works by shuffling physical sectors of a storage device and mapping them to their fixed logical locations. You don't have a tiny section of your SSD worn out. It's the entire device as the sectors are non-contiguously mapped to the ICs. – Max Ried Apr 18 '16 at 16:02
  • @MaxRied anyways I have this SMART error for over a year and issues so far. And my whole SSD syncs with NAS every night. – Poma Apr 19 '16 at 17:28
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    If you have your engine light flashing red for the last year, would you go on a trip through the desert? – Max Ried Apr 19 '16 at 17:47
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I had that happen to me with a 2011 MacBook Pro. Apple told me that the only thing that could be done was to replace the hard drive.

  • Apple lied. I've already installed El Capitan with the help of disk imaging software. – Poma Apr 19 '16 at 17:29
  • I tried that, and it didn't work for me. After the hard drive was replaced, it worked fine. – TDM Apr 19 '16 at 17:58
  • It costs ~$600 to replace 1Tb SSD and I don't want to pay that until it is actually broken – Poma Apr 20 '16 at 16:44
  • Oh ok lol yeah much more expensive with SSD. The one I diagnosed cost $100 to fix - including the price of the hard drive. But, yeah, at that price, I see why you're waiting. – TDM Apr 20 '16 at 18:36

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