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.