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Windows 7: Software to analyze hard disks for defects?

16 Sep 2013   #1
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Software to analyze hard disks for defects?

Hi,

I suspect there might be something physically damage on one of my hard disks, but I am not sure.

Is there some software I can use that will analyze the hard disk and perhaps lock out those areas that might be affected?


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16 Sep 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try SeaTools for Windows...it has a range of tests you can run

SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
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16 Sep 2013   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I can highly recommend Hard Dick Sentinel.

I have the a half dozen or more hhd health programs, HDS gives me more info, I feel it's more accurate and it's the only one that you can talk directly to the developer via his forum. I have eleven hdd's running at this time and HDS has been a big help in maintaining drive health. So much that I paid for the retail version and I'm as cheap as they come.
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17 Sep 2013   #4
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Thank you both. I tried both software suggested and they indeed found some errors in one of my hard disks.
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17 Sep 2013   #5
blasth

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

You'd better get rid of that hard disk if it's shown up some errors. Hard drives often fail not so long after these symptoms arise.
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