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Has anyone used SeaTools? It doesn't seem to be restricted to only Seagate drives and it allows to scan internal, external and laptop drives.

I used to use SeaTools all the time for scanning HDDs of which I didn't have the official diagnostic software.

It can do a pretty thorough scan of any HDD, but its not really much different to any other HDD test out there. The only difference is that it can repair bad sectors on Seagate and Maxtor drives.
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I used to use SeaTools all the time for scanning HDDs of which I didn't have the official diagnostic software.

It can do a pretty thorough scan of any HDD, but its not really much different to any other HDD test out there. The only difference is that it can repair bad sectors on Seagate and Maxtor drives.
Which test do you use? Long generic?
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Yeah Long Generic is the one you want.
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Yeah Long Generic is the one you want.
Long DST option is no longer an option and Short DST just doesn't work, even on Seagate drives!?!?

Only options, that work, are Short Generic and Long Generic, the program doesn't even provide SMART values or disk information, and yes, this was even tried on a Seagate drive.

This is on latest version 1.2.0.5
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Does anyone else have any experience with SeaTools? Would like to know why Long DST is not an option and why Short DST doesn't even run.
 
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