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#1 Juliasdream

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:50 AM

I have several SATA hard drives which have been sitting around since a long time and before I use any of them I'd like to do health check on each

Could anyone recommend a good free program to do this.

I found several through Google but its hard to know which would be best for my purpose



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#2 Scoop8

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:16 AM

Hi

 

If you're looking for some basic SMART attribute reporting tools, here's a couple that I use:

 

GSmartControl

 

HDDScan

 

SeaTools

 

 

Speccy has a HDD SMART report included in it as well.

 

 

I like to use 2 or 3 HDD reporting tools to obtain some HDD info that the other tool may not provide.

 

For example, I like GSmartControl's SMART attribute display but when I'm looking for detailed information about the HDD, I prefer HDDScan for it's more detailed HDD informational page display.

 

Most of the HDD tools include HDD tests that can be performed, short/long, surface tests, etc.






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