Hitachi Drive Test

Posted on 2005-03-05
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18

Does anyone know how the Hitachi S-ATA  drive test works. I am talking about the
quick test here.

No matter how bad the condition of the drive - the result is always the same

"operation completed sucessfully"

I even tested a Hitachi drive which was riddled with bad sectors...guess what the results was"operation completed sucessfully"...floppy is working fine....How do you get the results of this test ?
Question by:jetsonx
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mortar earned 225 total points
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The quick tests normally just do a random seek/read test i.e. the most basic function of the drive.  There are many sectors on a HDD, it's just possible that while doing a quick test, none of the bad sectors were randomly selected for the test.  If you were to do the test 100 times it may eventually fail, but I believe the basic idea of the quick test is to test from the ground up, so if the HDD is majorly damaged, you don't have to sit through a half hour of tests to tell you so.

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