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Best tools to stress new harddrives before putting them to use?

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I am looking for an alternative to preclear (unraid) for Windows. Do the extended tests included in tools from OEMs like Data Lifeguard Diagnostics and Seatools for example, stress the drives enough to identify good drives from bad? AFAIK, those tools will only good for finding bad sectors, but not stressing the drives like preclear. Any suggestions?
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I don't know-

I've used WD extended test to find half of my WD reds were going back.....all of the drives that did pass went into my server and it has been running 24/7 for over a month with no failure yet. I'm concerned, but it seems to have done the job.
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Use CrystalDiskMark. You want to know your reading/writing bandwidth. The last ones have like 500 mb/sec on reading and writing, average. tongue.gif My Intel 520 Series 240gb has 480 mbps reading, about 250 writing.
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