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Hey guys. Yesterday my friend brought his HDD to copy my files, he installed his drive and while he was removing my backup drive the drive slid from the drive bay and fell. Now my drive has a broken tooth on the SATA port.

So i installed it in and thankfully it worked. But i was wondering if there's a software that can check the drives health or condition to ensure that this drive won't fail on me in a snap.

Thanks.
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I use HDTune Pro at work.

When I receive new drives, I run the Erase tool, 3 passes with a verify, to check and see if there are any bad blocks before put into service. It's proven to work on more than one occasion. It also has a drive Error scan utility that you could use.
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I use HDTune Pro at work.

When I receive new drives, I run the Erase tool, 3 passes with a verify, to check and see if there are any bad blocks before put into service. It's proven to work on more than one occasion. It also has a drive Error scan utility that you could use.
Hi. I downloaded the HD Tune Pro and i get this warning. What does this mean? Is it bad?


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yea, RMA or replace it.

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yea, RMA or replace it.
Hi. Do i need to replace it or rma it right away? Its that bad?
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If you care about your data you will definitely back up everything.

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