Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
You can find diagnostic utilities on the drive manufacturer's website.
Would you recommend the manufacturer's utilities over HD Tune (I just downloaded it)?
I want to check the drive because I'm having trouble partitioning it. The Windows 7 install disk doesn't offer a partitioning option under the "advanced" menu even though others have said it does, and when I tried using an Ubuntu installation disk to partition, it said it was unable to do so without saying why. The HDD is brand new, so if it's bad I want to exchange it while I still can.