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Old June 18, 2011, 04:04 PM
Arundor Arundor is offline
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A few possibilities:

1. Hook it up outside the case, start a file transfer, then listen carefully for any unusual ticking or grinding noises.
2. Do an HDTune benchmark and look for large deviations in the general slope of the graph.
3. If you want to be really sure, run the badblocks utility. You can get it on many Linux live CD's. Depending on drive size this can take a couple of days.
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