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Old 06-04-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default What's the best program for checking a HDD for errors?

I just got a new hard drive and want to make sure it's free of bad sectors and other defects. Could anyone recommend a good program for doing this?
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Default Re: What's the best program for checking a HDD for errors?

You can find diagnostic utilities on the drive manufacturer's website.
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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.
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I hear HD Tune is good. I've never used it myself.
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hirens boot cd has some good utilities
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