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So I am aware of many of the industry standard tools, memtest86+, various SMART analysis tools and in depth hardware and software tests for data recovery and analysis. These are all way to advanced for what I need right now. Normally I do use these tools to come to a better decision about what its wrong with a system but my current situation is about VOLUME. It doesn't matter if the disk is good and just corrupted or failing - I'm replacing it either way. I'd like a tool similar to Dell's new UEFI based diagnostics; on boot it runs a simple series of tests:
Ramps the fans, one at a time up to 100% and then back down - checking the tachometer along the way.
Does a basic CPU stress test with max threads
Does a few passes of various multithreaded memory tests (not the full gamut of memtest86+ by far, but enough to rapidly catch failing memory)
Checks the SMART report of the primary disk and runs the quick self-test on the disk
Reports what passed and what failed.
The whole series of those tests takes about 10-15m and then there are more in depth options. So far I've been using NOTHING for diagnostic utilities other than my years of experience with troubleshooting hardware. So far it hasn't slowed me down at all, but sometimes it would be nice to have some reassurance that I've made the right call based on the symptoms. My typical turnaround time for these systems is less than 2 hours each. If I can have a nice bootable USB tool to help me with the more in-depth issues I can cut some of the 4-6 hour jobs down into 2 hours like I do for the rest of them. Unfortunately I'm in the field, so I can't just start a test on a system and then leave it to work on another, I have to sit at a site until the system is fixed.

Are there any utilities like this?
So far I've tossed the Lenovo, Dell and Toshiba diagnostics on my drive but all of them check the BIOS/EFI for a checksum to prove its a product they made - and even then it doesn't always work. I'm trying to strip the hardware check out of the DELL utility and make it boot on BIOS as well as EFI as that would be most optimal for my purposes, but its proving to be slightly more resilient than I'd like.

Thanks in advance,
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Core i7 920 D0 4.2ghz HT (1.3625v) Asus R3E 2xGTX 460 (non SLi, no overclock) 6x2gb G.skill @ 6-8-6-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD-VR 300GBx1, 2xWD 1tb,2x60gb Agility Some crappy combo burner... Arch x64 3xDell U2410f rev A02 
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X-Armor U9BL TT Toughpower 1200w (NTB more efficient) Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 CYO Roccat Kone (R.I.P. A4Tech x7) 
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