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what's the best drive diagnostic utility?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by athenaesword, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. athenaesword

    athenaesword New Member

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    hey guys,

    i recently got a CRC error on one of my drives while downloading a file and thought i might wanna run a proper check on the drive. might be logical or physical.

    what tool is the absolute best out there? paid is fine.
     
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    Seatools is a good utility but I think it only works for seagate drives
     
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    Try this:
    http://www.disk-monitor.com/

    It monitors your HDD for health status (SMART) along with temperature and also offers physical examination of your drive. Give it a try.
     
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    HD Tune
    run the Error Scan, if you get red errors then the drive is faulty
     
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    does this work for windows 7 though. it's not stated in the OSes that the utility supports.

    and which test should i be using? all the tests are failing a few seconds after they start. the generic tests and self tests all fail. perhaps it's because i'm using a usb drive?
     
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