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Windows 7: Software to analyze hard disks for defects?

16 Sep 2013   #1

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


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
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Try SeaTools for has a range of tests you can run

SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
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16 Sep 2013   #3

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

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

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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