Re: Hard drive life/reliability?
Each manufacturer has their own tools:
- seagate uses Seatools http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools
- Western Digital has Data Life Guard http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...&sid=3&lang=en
For both product, choose "Extended Test" if you want a thorough check.
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