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I have a USB HDD here.. the HDD itself is a WD IDE 40gb and the usb/ide converter is by ByteCC.. it does 2.5" IDE, 3.5 IDE, and sata devices to USB..

Recently, one of my drives started acting up.. I removed it from the pc and put it external and problems seem to have halted..

Long story short, anybody have a tool that can be run from windows or boot cd that can test the crap out of this drive? Thanks.

P.S. Tried the WD Dos stuff, and it freezes on boot time cuz of the usb stuffs, and seatools doesnt like usb either.. says I have no HDD..
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post #2 of 4
Try a couple versions of the WD stuff. I believe some work better
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The USB Mass Storage command set is generic and doesn't support most of the commands needed to properly test a drive. Stick it back in your computer.
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The USB Mass Storage command set is generic and doesn't support most of the commands needed to properly test a drive. Stick it back in your computer.
Ah crap... thats why I couldnt find anything after days of searching

Thanks for the NFO. Rep+
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