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What program can I use to test a new hard drive? Something you can put on a USB.



Also, is there a way to repair my HDD? I've already tried DBAN (write 0s method) and no luck.



(The Uncorrectable Sector Count appeard recently, before I only had Current Pending Sectors).




This drive is failing on me, sometimes I can boot to Windows, sometimes it won't.


BTW I'm planning on getting this WD1003FZEX.

Which is the new revision of the drive I have. Though it just recently came out, and I haven't had much luck with recently released products.
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I install a drive, format it then use it. After about a week, I check SMART. If things are fine, blah.
Your drive is failing. There is no way to fix it. Time for a replacement/RMA.
 
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post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

I install a drive, format it then use it. After about a week, I check SMART. If things are fine, blah.
Your drive is failing. There is no way to fix it. Time for a replacement/RMA.

I already ordered a new one.


I want to test the new drive as soon as it arrives, no point testing a week later after I installed everything to find out that it's failing.

BTW how do you format it? Using the Windows installation disc or other method?
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Yes, that drive is not to be trusted...there are bad sectors.

As for testing the new one, MHDD is about as thorough as you can get. There is a boot CD version.

To format the new one, go into Computer Management (compmgmt.msc), and right click the empty drive, and select new volume:



Follow the wizard and Windows will partition it, give it a letter, and format it.
Edited by FastMHz - 11/20/13 at 8:10am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FastMHz View Post

Yes, that drive is not to be trusted...there are bad sectors.

As for testing the new one, MHDD is about as thorough as you can get. There is a boot CD version.

To format the new one, go into Computer Management (compmgmt.msc), and right click the empty drive, and select new volume:



Follow the wizard and Windows will partition it, give it a letter, and format it.

Thanks, I'll try that out.
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