Quote: Originally Posted by Sparafucile
Thank you. I downloaded the Samsung diagnostic tool. When I ran it an error message appeared saying that it was incompatible with a 64-bit system. I also tried to find a way to either e-mail or talk to a customer support person, but it looks like the only option is to ask for an RMA. Naturally I don't want to return the drive and be down until I can get a new one, unless it is actually defective.
I think you want a different version, an .iso, which you can use to create a CD.
I haven't verified that the CD created from the image is bootable, but it would make very little sense if it wasn't.
Boot from the CD. I believe that the utility will autorun. It wouldn't use your operating system at all.
Alternately, you could download and install Crystal Disk Info (freeware). I use it under Windows 7 X64. It uses SMART information to report on the health of drives.