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Can HD Tune or any benchmark software for hard drive harm it ?

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Title says all, thank you!
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No, the only way I would see that happening would only be because someone would run it over and over for hours on end in a less than adequately ventilated case, but that really wouldn't be hd tunes fault.

Just like asking is prime 95 is dangerous, no, if your cpu has proper cooling then it doesn't really matter, although prime would be in theory more dangerous because it is torture testing rather than evaluating the speed of a device like a benchmarking tool would.


So, no.
 
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Thank you so much sir, that was an excellent answer smile.gif
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If the drive's already iffy, benchmarks that stress the HDD could push it over the edge. Same goes for chkdsk, by the way. Otherwise, if your hardware's in perfect working condition, then I don't see a problem.
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If the drive's already iffy, benchmarks that stress the HDD could push it over the edge. Same goes for chkdsk, by the way. Otherwise, if your hardware's in perfect working condition, then I don't see a problem.
But in that case I would just say that it is going to die very soon anyway, I had an hdd acting up on me, I started running all those programs checking the disk sectors and everything, and during those tests after hours of testing, it finally started throwing out SMART errors, so I RMA'd it and that was that, I didn't lose data or anything.

So, the tests did help me find out the problem before it was too late.
 
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But in that case I would just say that it is going to die very soon anyway, I had an hdd acting up on me, I started running all those programs checking the disk sectors and everything, and during those tests after hours of testing, it finally started throwing out SMART errors, so I RMA'd it and that was that, I didn't lose data or anything.

So, the tests did help me find out the problem before it was too late.

But the thing to do if you suspect a drive has problems is to backup first (if you haven't done so already). After you're done copying all your important data (or whatever you can copy), that's when you put the drive through the wringer.
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