I have a Toshiba laptop that I suspect the hard drive may be bad. Cannot use the laptop to test it, long story. I used my HDD enclosure and connected to my desktop via USB. I then used the Toshiba sites utility and it will not work. Why I don't know. Will not allow you to select the drive you want to test, even though it sees it. Tried another utility suggested to me by someone and it does not support USB.
So, I used my desk top and ran chkdsk /f/r :j and the results shows no errors, so that makes me think the drive is good. Am I right? Another question is: Are the utilities manufacture specific or are there utilities out there that can be used on different drives? Also, any particular ones for using USB as a connection for the times you have to?
Newbie in this area!!!