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Hi all

I need a good program to test a harddisk

Thanks Davy
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HD Tune (free) will do:

http://www.hdtune.com/ >
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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I test it with CrystalDiskInfo. It is a short good test.
http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html
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by:Seth Simmons
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what model drive?

some manufacturers provide their own tools for their drives

SeaTools
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

WD Data Lifeguard
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612&sid=3

Intel SSD Toolbox
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=18455
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by:CompProbSolv
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Are you wanting to test the performance or the reliability of the drive?  In the former case, the suggestion for HD Tune is a good one.  If you want to know if the drive is functioning properly, the drive manufacturer may have a good program for that.  Seagate and Western Digital both have such programs (for free) but they work only on their drives.
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by:rindi
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It's always the disk manufacturer's diagnostic utility that is best. Those tools often will also give you error codes you can use to RMA the disk or so you can qualify for a warranty replacement, if the disk is still within warranty.

Most of those tools are included on the UBCD:

http://ultimatebootcd.com
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Some BIOS'es have diagnostics that will test the hard drive as well.
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by:nobus
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i also use the manufacturer's diagnostics, and the UBCD
never needed another one
if i have problems - i use the HDDRegenerator : http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html
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by:Stef95
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I have always used this it helps you see whats occupying the disk and im sure it lets you do error checking and other repair features: http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/
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