I have recently purchased a couple of refurb's Seagate 500 GB SATA drives for my HTPC. They come with a realatively limited warranty period and I want to stress or "burn" in the drives for a good 30 days before I use them to make sure they aren't junk. What tool do you suggest I use? I have my version of Bart's PE so just about any Win 32 tools would work for me. If it is a linux tool, it would need to be an iso or something as I have little linux experience. I read something about using dd and a random setting but can't seem to find that page. Any help is appreciated.
If anyone is interested, I paid $99 dollars each shipped. Not a bad price in my opinion.