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Linux OS for Diagnositc Purposes instead of Windows

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I currently have a couple Windows 7 computers that I use to perform diagnostic testing on hard drives.  That testing consist of attaching the HD to one of these computers via SATA and/or USB (with the appropriate adapter).  

The functions I perform are as follows; Capture image with Acronis, Perform Virus and/or Malware Scan and save the scan results to text, test HD operation using Crystalinfo.  I also mount the images from time to time to retrieve data or place the image to the original drive or another hard drive.

I want a Linux OS that can perform these functions.  Problem I'm having is the technical machines often become infected and/or otherwise problematic as Windows can be.

Thanks in advance.

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