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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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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.
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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.

Thanks, I'll try that out.
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