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Old 08-17-2010, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how could i go about diagnosing a hdd just to check if it isn't messed up before i install in someone's system?

the hdd in question hasn't been used in awhile and as far as i know it doesn't have anything important, so data loss isn't a concern if there's a risk of that when checking it out.

this is the model # if it's of importance:
WD1200JB-00GVA0 (it's a wd caviar se 120gb ide)
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Install the drive in a PC. Run one of these tools Hard Drive Testing Tools - Top 7 Free Hard Drive Testing Tools - Hard Drive Diagnostics
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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perfect, tested the drive with 2 of those (just to be safe ) and it looks like it should be good to go. thanks Yami

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lol, all I did was google 'hard drive test' :P I don't deserve rep for that.

(see my subtle hint there? )
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thx Slay

yea, i kinda realized that it was probably something i coulda just googled, i didn't find that page though which has multiple tools...

(now i look extra nooby xD, o well)
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Unless its old or starting to growl or click I hardly ever check a drive before installation.
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i guess, but like i said i just wanted some way to test it to make sure because i knew it hadn't been in use in over a year and i didn't even know i still had until a few days ago.
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