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Old 11-01-2007, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Check old HDD via USB

I have had to do a fresh install on an older 20GB HDD, after issues with my master 80GB HDD with OS(XP)...a long story.
But now due to slow speeds using programs on this older HDD, I want to see if I can test and resurrect the failed 80GB HDD after re-formatting, to ensure satisfactory operation, and re-install OS.
I have tried Seatools for Windows from Seagate, which I believe is suitable for Maxtor also. This hasn't worked thru a USB caddy, any ideas?
Please recommend alternative procedure/software to ensure it has no errors etc .does it need to be connected as a slave?

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Don't try to resurrect a drive that has issues. Drives are cheap now a days and you can purchase an 80G drive from for roughly $40. Do it right or you will kick yourself in the *** later when you loose data.

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