Comment on DiskWarrior

With its new journaling filesystem, Mac users don't need disk maintenance nearly as often as they once did. Still, this program remains the bees knees and the cat's meow for disk repair. It's a one trick pony, but what a trick! This program can:

  • Restore a drive that refuses to mount successfully
  • Recover files lost due to directory corruption
  • Keep your Mac running happily and smoothly by running it once a month or so
  • Keep you up to date on your HD's S.M.A.R.T. status to warn of impending failure

In short: Awesome. A must have against that day when you need it.