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Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but what's the best hard disk drive health check software??
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First I would advise pulling the SMART data from the drive. A simple google seaerch of "Read Smart Data" would turn up a multitude of results. Personally I would recommend HDTune. It has a nice GUI and can allow you to read SAMRT data and should give you an overall health rating for your drive. I believe either the free or paid version should work fine. Another tool I use frequently is The Ultimate Boot CD, which contains a multitude of utilities and tests that you can run on your drive.
    
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Originally Posted by Klue22;14625189 
First I would advise pulling the SMART data from the drive. A simple google seaerch of "Read Smart Data" would turn up a multitude of results. Personally I would recommend HDTune. It has a nice GUI and can allow you to read SAMRT data and should give you an overall health rating for your drive. I believe either the free or paid version should work fine. Another tool I use frequently is The Ultimate Boot CD, which contains a multitude of utilities and tests that you can run on your drive.
Which one of the two do you prefer more?? I'm kinda siding on HDTune.
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HDtune is the fastest and easiest. UBCD is only if you want to get really in-depth with your checking/scanning.
    
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Originally Posted by Klue22;14625478 
HDtune is the fastest and easiest. UBCD is only if you want to get really in-depth with your checking/scanning.
OK. Thanks a lot for the info. I think I'll try both.
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Check the drive manufacturer website. they should have one, especially if it is the WD you are referring to.
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09;14625546 
Check the drive manufacturer website. they should have one, especially if it is the WD you are referring to.
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HD Sentinel is the best for monitoring. nothing even close to this! smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Computurd;14633913 
HD Sentinel is the best for monitoring. nothing even close to this! smile.gif
I wanna check, not monitor.
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post #10 of 14
does that too, and it monitors it over the life of the drive. nothing better. download the trial! if keeps track of SMART changes and whatnot, and can give you history, etc.
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