“Disk Utility hadn’t changed much over the years,” Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld. “The hoary app used for creating logical divisions in disks, applying first aid to ones with data damage, and repairing permissions seemed a thing from a previous age.”
“With El Capitan, Apple has done more than slap on a fresh coat of paint,” Fleishman writes. “It has most of the same features, but the interaction and display is entirely different.”
“Expert users may be frustrated and resort to learning the ins and outs of diskutil, the command-line utility available via Terminal that’s always had more switches and controls than the graphical Disk Utility,” Fleishman writes. “But for many users who need to make quick and rare trips to this software, it could be an improvement: less frightening, easy to use, and harder to make mistakes.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The new Disk Utility is a lot more pleasing to the eye and remains at least as intuitive as before.