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best HDD diagnostics for bootable CDR (or USB drive)?

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#1 coyote2


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 12:42 PM

Could someone please recommend good (better than manufacturer's*) HDD diagnostics on a bootable CDR (preferably) or USB drive?


I really don't like running HDD diagnostics in my OS.  (And if it's my system drive that's gone south it might be impossible.)


I've just gotten my first HDD >2TB, so my needs are no longer all met by running HD Tune (which I love) from the WinXP emulation on Hirens Boot CD.


Right now the best I know to do with my 4TB Western Digital drove is to use WD Diagnostics on a USB boot drive


*at least some manufacturer's drive diagnostics only report errors above some threshold, whereas HD Tune reports ANY errors.

Edited by coyote2, 09 September 2014 - 10:46 PM.

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