My PC holds my business and personal data. I live in a third-world country where it's hard to get quality computer service and more difficult than usual to get new computer equipment. So I'm especially concerned about keeping my two (non-Raid) internal hard drives and my external drives healthy.
I've used Spinrite 6.0 for the past 3 weeks or so. I've used both options 2 and 4. It has already fixed a bad sector on an internal drive that was causing me problems.
It's obviously slow as heck when I use option 4 or when I use Spinrite on my EHDs. (Those EHDs contain Acronis images of my PC's internal drives...one image of my entire PC system.)
In reply to a different question, an expert recommended HDD Generator over Spinrite 6.0. He/she said that HDD Generator is a lot faster than Spinrite and doesn't have problems that Spinrite sometimes has with USB drives.
Question: What are the significant things, if any, that Spinrite 6.0 does that HDD Generator doesn't do?