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stress test HDD

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okay so ive recently got a free 500gb 7200rpm Samsung harddrive and the person before said its broke.

well I had it installed on my second rig for about a week and it seems fine no problems, sounds like any HDD to me.

but is there any stress test that will take it to hell and keep it there before I clone my 320gb on to it, so that I can be safe knowing its been tested and then put it in my main rig.

ive ran windows error check repeatedly and currently running crystalmark
 

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Nothing much you can do apart from downloading HD tune Pro and giving it a full health check for bad sectors and see if there are any SMART errors to be worried about.

though another way to 'stress' it would be to use program to wipe the free space of the drive - select the most time consuming option (if available) and let it run, though that would probably be a poor stress test.