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Windows 7: Favorite HD Testing utility

10 Jun 2011   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Favorite HD Testing utility

I want to make triple sure that a certain drive is good.
What's the best utility to use to confirm or otherwise...
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My baseline assumption is to pull the mftr's own bootable utility disc and use that.
In the past, some have suggested that Seagate's Seatools is the better of that lot.

your opine?
z


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10 Jun 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Depends on the brand. If West Digital use their tools it is designed for them.

If other brands have a tool use theirs.

If it happens to be under warranty the manufacturer may want you to use their tools and give them the results for a return.

WD tools may only work on WD's. I'm not sure but that is what I use on my WD's.

My 2 cents.
Mike
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10 Jun 2011   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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11 Jun 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

While it might not serve the purpose of warranty, I like HD Tune. I have had to RMA a number of drives lately, with both Seagate and WDC, and I was never required to use their diagnostics programs.
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11 Jun 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
While it might not serve the purpose of warranty, I like HD Tune. I have had to RMA a number of drives lately, with both Seagate and WDC, and I was never required to use their diagnostics programs.
Good to know.

I should have stated "may" want you to run their tool in first post. That was my intent.
Now edited.
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11 Jun 2011   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I should add, that when I need a warranty replacement, I do not go through their tech support, but straight to RMA.
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11 Jun 2011   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Something I have been lucky to avoid so far but good to know.
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