I recently picked up a few used untested Hitcahi 320GB HD's on the cheap thinking if any of them test well I can use them for back-ups. Never did this before so it was a cheap gamble. What is the easiest way to test them?
At first I thought I could install one on a spare laptop and see if Windows 7 w/SP1 loads OK. If it does then skip Windows Updates and use Scandisk.
I've read that there are many different programs that may be better. Too many. Any advice on testing these HD's?
Could be scrap metal too. Just dunno? Thanks