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Hard Drive maintenance/repair software

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by itbookham, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a good hard drive maintenance/repair program besides SpinRite.

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Always worth checking the manufacturer site for the drive in question - they usually have diagnostics at the very least and sometimes basic repair tools.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    If SpinRite can't do it then either ditch the drive in the bin, or get out the wallet for a recovery company.

    Even better - get your backups out of storage.

    Harry.
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I used my hard drive repair tool once, I have a Western digital hard drive, it worked very well :)
     
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  5. disarm

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  6. Mathematix

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    I second this, but I used the Seatools because I was repairing a Seagate HD.
     
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  7. twizzle

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    At work i test wetern digital, Samsung, fujitsu and Seagate drives. So i have a boot cd with all the manufacturers own HDD diagnostic software on it as well as spinrite. I normaly use teh Manufacturers one but sometime they only support certain drives (liek Samsungs latest software wont do our older drives) so Spinrite is used for this. And as a quick test i also have Nortons Disk Doctor, but don't trust that as much.
     
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