@ Corazon , I check active@kill disk as your link provided yet found that trial of Pro version provide the same feature as free which allow just zero fill not random filling algorithm , thank you anyway
Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon
No, filling the drive with random data wouldn't void your warranty (why would it?)
If I am not mistaken, I think I have seen some conflict information about wiping the tool. From Brink clean all tutorial indicates that zero fill might reduce life’s span of SSD yet no information for HD while WD informs that there is no limitation on writing zero on the drive yet without technical information supported why or why not unlimited time to zero fill would damage the drive yet I have seen some thread informing that normally the HD itself might have defect since they were from manufacturer and reprocess then “degrade” the product for various HD customer according to customer spec.
Besides , I found some alternative freeware to check the disk . It is not definitely identify the drive as ‘new device ’ or ‘refurbishment’ instead showing the power on time and estimated remaining life time HDSentinel Free 3.30 free download - Downloads - freeware, shareware, software trials, evaluations - PC & Tech Authority Downloads
@ Britton30, thank you for command line suggestion ;nonetheless, according to clean all or zero filling, I have seen some thread elsewhere indicates that with one pass zero fill , the data is still retrievable since the hard disk was fill in pattern , one pass random fill is more secure and the data is harder to be retrieved.
@ Layback Bear , I have run checkdisk before , the log file shows bad sector check disk log file.txt
and now having problem about read and write and further diagnose with several tools led to fail test as indicated above.
Are there any suggestion about random fill tool (.iso) or other alternative one pass wiping utilities , please ?
Regarding to HD claim, " filling the drive with random data wouldn't void your warranty " information is from custom-built user , the warranty might depends on WD corp or others since it is OEM.
Therefore , to Acer user whoever come across this thread and ever claim HD under Acer warranty please kindly confirm whether random filling or alternative wiping HD would void warranty.