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Re: How to test a hard drive

Another alternative may be to get the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD), which
ships with a number of motherboard tooks, manufacturer hard drive tools,
filesystem tools, plus a copy of the INSERT live Linux distro.

I have successfully used this at work to get the manufacturer's failure
code from a dead (dying) Maxtor drive. 

It is available from http://wired.s6n.com/files/ubcd/


On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 20:18 -0300, Stephen Cormier wrote:
> On Saturday 27 May 2006 19:36, thierry wrote:
> > Is there any way to test an HD before installing an new system on it?
> > I haave a strong suspiion about the reability of this HD, but money is
> > still a problem in disregarding it right away
> > Thank you for help.
> > Thierry
> Go To the manufacturer's website and check in the support section for a 
> downloadable testing program, most have one there that you make a boot floppy 
> with then boot from it to test.
> Stephen

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