• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 285
  • Last Modified:

Hitachi Drive Test

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 ?
1 Solution
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.

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now