How can I test my hard drive for stability? Tags: Data Recovery Movies Storage Hard Drives Last response: May 26, 2013 7:48 PM in Storage Share casemods May 26, 2013 7:17:37 PM I just had my 500gb DIE today. I was downloading and watching movies on it last night no problem... heard some damn clicks and now it won't work. Is there any possibility of data recovery? How can I test my current hard drive before it fails completely? More about : test hard drive stability mcnumpty23 a b G Storage May 26, 2013 7:24:57 PM hard to recover data if its got the click of death test your current drive by downloading the drive makers diagnostic tool m 0 l k1114 a b G Storage May 26, 2013 7:33:00 PM Generally you won't be able to diagnose it. Even if you test for bad sectors or look at smart, the click of death is caused by none of this. Most of the times hdds will just suddenly die as it did with you. You should always keep backups. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer scout_03 a b G Storage May 26, 2013 7:48:37 PM you could try to use a external drive box to retreive your data but if the drive dont start or made cliking noise all the time your out of luck ,time to get a new drive . m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources how to test hard drive Forum SolvedHow do I test if my Hard Drive is nearly worn out?? Forum SolvedFile compression and hard drive stability Forum How to Test Overclock Stability for GPU Forum SolvedHow to test stability. Forum How to test toshiba hard drive Forum How do I test my hard drive from BIOS? Forum SolvedTest for Stability how often? Forum How can I test my hard drive? Forum How do I test my hard drive speed/throughput?? Forum How to test degree of connected hard drive latency? Forum how long do i have to stability test Forum How to test for system stability when undervolting? Forum How long shout I run a CPU Stability test? Forum SolvedAre these hard drive test speeds legit? (800s/1100s) Forum How do you test your card stability? Forum HELP: How to OverClock AMD phenom ii x4 965 and test stability Forum How to test stability? Forum SolvedIs there a way to test a hard drive for errors before installing an OS? Forum Solvedtrying to save old hard drive, Test results included Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !