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January 18, 2010, 12:57 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Get a current copy of Hiren's bootcd and use it to check for problems. Hiren's contains most, if not all drive vendor diagnostic software, and chances are when you call in to get an RMA they'll ask you if you used their software anyway, at least this way you can tell them, "Why yes, I did run Seatools and it said the drive failed with this code. Also, when I shake the drive it sounds like a can of spray paint." It will cut down your time on the phone dealing with monkeys.
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Question for ya'll please, what's a good software that I can use to check if a hard drive is defective..
So far I've been using the Data LifeGuard Diagnostic tool in Win 7.. It does seem to detect errors on the bad drive (2 x 640gb, 1 is bad, 1 i'm unsure), but I still think it going too fast on the test, and not checking properly..
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