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Old 03-22-2008, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default hard drive tools that you use

what are the tools you use for your hard drive maintenance and all
searching thru files
error checking
benchmark
error fixing
formatting

preferably freeware

and what is the most effective HD error fixing soft?
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I use my harddrive manufacturer's utilities to check and fix errors, I format through windows (if it's a secondary harddrive) or windows install disc.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AuSLogic Disk Defrag is what I use to defrag my drive..

Double Killer is a other prg I use to find duplicate files..

CC Cleaner is a staple, good lil program for maintance..

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the best, but it ain't free. spinrite 6.0
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does usb connection have limited acess to harddrive compared to IDE?
seems like it cant do certain operations when fixing surface.logical errors so it pops an error message that it cannot continue or something like that
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huh? more details please
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It will read the harddrive as a harddrive no matter what way it is connected to the computer. You should see the same errors on a USB connection that you would if it's internal SATA or IDE.
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first of all it takes alot longer to run an error check thru usb and sometimes it wouldnt even run unless i plug it in one of the IDE channels in my desktop
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the best, but it ain't free. spinrite 6.0
I second that.

I use Norton PartitionMagic 8 and O&O Defrag, but these aren't free.

I also use CCleaner, AusLogics Registry Defrag, and the now Microsoft owned Sysinternals PageDefrag. All these are freeware.
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