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I just bought the new Seagate 1TB ST1000DM003 drive, and I have 30 days to return it if something is wrong with the drive.

What tests can I run to ensure that nothing is wrong with the drive?

I have download HD Tune Pro 5.0 and ran read and write tests on it. Here are the results:

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Do they look OK?

What test can I run to ensure that the sectors are all OK and ready for use?
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what does the smart data show?

Have you run a full surface scan with HDTune yet as well?

Speeds seem normal
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I always run a scan from whatever company the drive is from (Seatools for Seagate, WDDiag from Western Digital, etc.). If I'm integrating into my server I run a few extra tests. From my experience though if the drive spins up straight out of the box it will continue to work for at least 30 days.
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Yup I'm running the surface scan now. So if it's all green that means it's pretty much good to go right?
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Yup I'm running the surface scan now. So if it's all green that means it's pretty much good to go right?
That should be the case. thumb.gif I still run a long/extended SMART test, though. (Using Seatools or WD DLG)
     
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Great thanks! Just downloaded sea tools.
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