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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.


  • In deed, almost all manufacturers have their own HDD diag tool on their website.
    – r0ca
    Aug 15, 2010 at 20:33

While pricey spinrite is the best diagnostic and recovery tool I have ever used for a hard drive.

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