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Hello guys,

Can anyone recomend me good HD diagnostic tools? Light weigth and free?

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Use the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.

You can either get them from the manufacturer's website (though you may need to jump through a few hoops to locate them), or download the Ultimate Boot CD, which has them included.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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In deed, almost all manufacturers have their own HDD diag tool on their website. –  r0ca Aug 15 '10 at 20:33
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While pricey spinrite is the best diagnostic and recovery tool I have ever used for a hard drive.

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