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Windows 7: Need to test Hard drive

23 Mar 2016   #1
copiman

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Need to test Hard drive

I need to test a hard drive to see if I can use it in a laptop. The drive is not installed anywhere. What utility should I use and how should I connect it to another PC that is functioning so I can test it. The drive is a Hitachi drive.


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23 Mar 2016   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you don't have one already, get an external HDD dock with a connection appropriate for the PC you want to connect to (such as USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or eSATA), plug in the drive, then try to see it on the PC you are using. You may need to format it if it hasn't been already (you didn't state if the drive is new or used). Once you can see the drive, use a program like Speccy (the free version will work quite well) to check the drive condition.
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23 Mar 2016   #3
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I ran Speccy and it showed up. Does this mean its in good working order? Its a used drive.
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23 Mar 2016   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I ran Speccy and it showed up. Does this mean its in good working order? Its a used drive.
If Speccy showed its condition is good (click on Storage), then it is good.
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23 Mar 2016   #5
copiman

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Thank you very much. Once again I have learned something new. You are awesome!!!!! Hard drive is good.
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