Disk Utility, as the name implies, is a utility for working with disks. Specifically, it can:
Provide general information about a disk or volume.
Verify and repair a disk or volume.
Erase a selected disk or volume.
Divide a disk into several volumes or partitions.
Set up a RAID disk.
Create a blank disk image, or a disk image from a file or a disk.
Mount disk images as disks.
Burn a disk image to CD-R or DVD-R.
Restore a disk from a backup image.
In this part of the chapter, I explain how to use Disk Utility’s most useful features.
A disk is a storage device. A volume is a part of a disk formatted for storing files.
A disk image is a single file that contains everything on a disk. You can mount a disk image on your desktop just like ...