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hard drive diagnostic test

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neesh, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. Neesh

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    Hello, Im having probs with my hard drive making harsh grinding noises, is there a test I can use? Any help is appreciated, cheers
     
  2. Emtronics

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    Depends on the make/model of your drive. Western Digital has an excellent little utility to check THEIR drives. Do you know what kind of drive you have? You may need to open the computer and have a look on the drive. Then go to the drive's manufacture's web site and see if anything is offered.
     
  3. vesselle

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    if you do use WD, they have a wonderful online hard drive checking utility to test your drives and let you know the problems with them.

    you haveta register to use it, however. if you're interested, it's at:

    http://support.wdc.com/dlg/onlinedlg.asp


    also, when i go into my device manager or r/click my drives in explorer, i have the make and model of each drive displayed. in device manager, it also lists my serial numbers.

    V***V
     
  4. Dan O

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    Most hard drive manufacture's have a diagnostic utility you can download to test a hard drive. Many hard drives also have a three warranty, so if your drive is less than 3 years old I would contact them. You don't need any receipts for the drive either.

    Good luck.
     
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