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Old 12-14-11, 12:44 PM   #6
Starscream
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Default Re: Hard drive life/reliability?

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Originally Posted by Vanzagar View Post
Thanks nekrosoft13, gave that one a try, I was expecting it to do more reading and writing, sure comes up quick with a healthy status...

I would actually like something really thorough, that checks and scans the whole drive... anything out there that reads and writes to validate every aspect of a drive (sectors or bits or whatever they call it)... I wouldn't mind leaving it running overnight

I'd just be running it once on 3 drives then picking the best drive and closing up the computer and shelving the other 2 drives...

Thanks,

Vanz

ps. Didn't get a chance to try those Redeemed, will give it a shot tonight after work, thanks...
The Western Digital Data Lifeguard diagnostics has a good test for bad clusters. It also does the standard SMART tests that most of these programs do.

http://download.wdc.com/windlg/WinDlg_124.zip
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