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Old 06-14-2011, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a reliable, bootable, open source hard drive diagnostic to redistribute for free. I usually stick with either Seatools, Drive Fitness Test or Data Lifeguard but I'm pretty sure I can't give these away.

Any suggestions?
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Try this (works as long as the drives are SMART drives)
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Thanks! I've heard of that but I didn't know it was bootable. Does it only check SMART or will it check for corrupt sectors as well?
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