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#1 trevorcork

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

hi what are the best hardrive testing tools around free ones,so if i have a hardrive plugged externally into my laptop i can run a test and it will tell me if its gone etc


Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2014 - 07:27 AM.
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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:03 PM

Best free to use is the hard drives manufacturers tools which are usually downloadable from their web site.



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 05:02 AM

Most of the Techs on the Floor Here Run HDDScan

 

It has a SMART Scan Option that is useful for quick Reads.

 

S.M.A.R.T.:

  • Reading and analyzing SMART parameters from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
  • Reading and analyzing Log Pages from SCSI HDD.
  • SMART tests running on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
  • Temperature monitor for ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.

As Well as ....

 

Additional features:

  • Reading and analyzing identity information from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
  • Changing AAM, APM, PM parameters on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
  • Reporting defect information on SCSI HDD.
  • Spindle start/stop function on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
  • Reports can be saved in MHT format.
  • Reports can be printed.
  • Skins support.
  • Command line support.
  • SSD SMART and Identity reports (NEW).

And you mentioned being connected. 

Here is HDD Scans Supported Devices... 

 

Supported storage devices:

  • IDE (ATA) and SATA HDD.
  • SCSI (SAS) HDD.
  • External USB drives and all major USB boxes (see Appendix A).
  • FireWire or IEEE 1394 HDD (see Appendix A).
  • RAID volumes made of ATA (IDE) / SATA / SCSI HDDs (surface tests only).
  • USB Flash (pen drives) – surface tests only.
  • SATA / ATA SSD – solid state drives (NEW).

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 06:13 AM

 

Most of the Techs on the Floor Here Run HDDScan

Me too... But I prefer it on the desk.



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 07:29 AM

 

Most of the Techs on the Floor Here Run HDDScan

 

It has a SMART Scan Option that is useful for quick Reads.

 

S.M.A.R.T.:

  • Reading and analyzing SMART parameters from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
  • Reading and analyzing Log Pages from SCSI HDD.
  • SMART tests running on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
  • Temperature monitor for ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.

As Well as ....

 

Additional features:

  • Reading and analyzing identity information from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
  • Changing AAM, APM, PM parameters on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
  • Reporting defect information on SCSI HDD.
  • Spindle start/stop function on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
  • Reports can be saved in MHT format.
  • Reports can be printed.
  • Skins support.
  • Command line support.
  • SSD SMART and Identity reports (NEW).

And you mentioned being connected. 

Here is HDD Scans Supported Devices... 

 

Supported storage devices:

  • IDE (ATA) and SATA HDD.
  • SCSI (SAS) HDD.
  • External USB drives and all major USB boxes (see Appendix A).
  • FireWire or IEEE 1394 HDD (see Appendix A).
  • RAID volumes made of ATA (IDE) / SATA / SCSI HDDs (surface tests only).
  • USB Flash (pen drives) – surface tests only.
  • SATA / ATA SSD – solid state drives (NEW).

 

+1 

- Remember to also run in safe mode, the results will be more true.

 

Link below ;

http://hddscan.com/


Edited by _JamesTM, 14 November 2014 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 05:41 PM

 

 

Most of the Techs on the Floor Here Run HDDScan

Me too... But I prefer it on the desk.

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 01:44 AM

As a certified technician I recommend this http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 01:46 AM

We're all certifiable here mate :lmao:



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:00 AM

 

 

Most of the Techs on the Floor Here Run HDDScan

Me too... But I prefer it on the desk.

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:36 PM

thanks lads



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 07:26 AM

There are many diagnostic tools available...not sure all will detect/diagnose external drives, since such require USB power to be detected and that could be a problem if the system does not boot or the diagnostic is designed to detect/test only drives connected to motherboard.  I suggest that you read the documentation before deciding on a given tool.

 

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