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post #1 of 12
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IS there anyway I can scan EVERY little sector on MY HD to see if ANYTHING is bad? so I can return the HD if there is a problem?
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post #2 of 12
WD should have sent you something to scan the drive. If not do a search for programs that do surface scans. Thats what you want. There are many free ones I just can't think of one off the top of my head. beware though they take forever.
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post #3 of 12
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so these are better than Windows Scandisk program?


i dont care how long it takes. as long as i know nothing is wrong with my HDD.



ALSO another question, I dont have a Floppy drive. how do I install my SATS drive when I build my PC? does the computer automaticly detect my sata drive?
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post #4 of 12
Programs Such as ''Fix it utilities that do HDD surface scans Will surfice for you.
post #5 of 12
Your motherboard will automatically detect it, it is only to do RAID that you need a floppy drive.

Simply plug it into an open SATA slot (and since its an Asus it may have 4 from the nF4 controller and 4 more from another controller, check your manual and plug it into on of the nF4 controlled ones so that it is going through your south bridge, that way you shouldn't need any drivers.)
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post #6 of 12
pretty sure seagates tools should do the trick
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post #7 of 12
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what is nF4?


any FAQ or anything that explains everything for sata?


I have a SATA HD, but my mobo does SATA2
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post #8 of 12
[QUOTE=xsabrewulf]what is nF4?


nVidia nForce4

nVidia nForce4 supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 connectors for upto 4 devices
- 4 x serial ATA devices (3 gbs)
- NVRAID for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD configuration across
Serial ATA drives

What sata drive did you get?
post #9 of 12
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the one in my sig
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how do I know if I have 2 controllerS?
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