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[email protected]

Apr 7, 2016
Hello everyone! I have had a few problems (At least that is what windows says) with my HDD and i want to test it. Any software that tests the HDD properly? Please give the names of the softwares :)
And also i want to test 2 HDD i've found in an old PC.
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Western Digital Representative
Jul 30, 2014
Hi @[email protected]!

You can check the health of your hard disk with a lot of diagnostic tools, but IMO the best option is to check if there is a diagnostic tool available in the official manufacturers website and run a test on the drive with it. I prefer these kind of tools because the results with them are usually the best indicator since these programs are tuned to the specific firmware of the drives.

For instance, like @EarthDog mentioned in his post, if you have a WD drive you can download and run a test with Data Lifeguard Diagnostics, which is the official diagnostic program of Western Digital. Here's a link you can download it:


Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Also, feel free to share some screenshots with the results so we can take a look if you want.

Cheers! :)