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Toshiba Hard Drive Diagnostic Utility

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I am trying to run a fitness test/analysis on a Toshiba MK6021GAS. I know there are problems with the drive. I thought Hitachi was the hard drive manufacturer, so I downloaded their fitness test program. The drive has errors, but Hitachi's program won't touch it because it is a Toshiba drive. I have IBM/Hitachi, Maxtor, WD, and Seagate programs, but nothing for a Toshiba drive. Does anyone have a program or link to a program from Toshiba? Their site is awful and I've come up with nothing. Thanks a lot for any help.
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Hmm - found Toshiba paired with Samsung  - give it a shot...
(http://www.samsung.com/)
  Disk Manager 10.02 (08.30.2001): http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/index.htm
  Also: HUTIL (Diagnostic Utility for New Drives) v1.15 (08.19.2003): http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/hutil.htm
  SHDIAG (Diagnostic for Old Drives) v1.25: http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/shdiag.htm
  SUTIL (Utility for Old Drives) 1.01 (09.13.2002): http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/sutil.htm

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it seems that toshiba makes their own drives...their web site is http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx ...any help?
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According to this thread - their tech support states that they don't have a specific diag utility...
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_20992370.html
A couple of other suggestions there that might hopefully come in handy....good luck.
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

this IBM.. er Hitachi utility will run on your Toshiba... I use it on all drives instead of having one from each manufacturer
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Try the maxtor utility, this usually works with other manufacturers too.
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Yeah the situation is atrocious(!!) on Toshiba's part.
You accepted a solution...but help us out, which one worked? none?
I have a customer who uses an HP laptop with a Toshiba MK3263GSX hard disk. I suspected the disk was failing, but found no Toshiba tools to test it with. I ended up using the Seagate Seatools program which will test any brand hard disk, and worked great.

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