Best hard drive testing tools? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Family Photos Storage Last response: June 13, 2011 7:58 PM in Storage Share loosley June 13, 2011 7:37:03 PM Hi, I have a brand new Western Digital WD20EARS hard drive that I am going to use to store family photos on. I would like to test it to make sure it is healthy before copying over my photos on it. What's the best tool for checking hard drives? - WD Data Lifeguard? - HDTune? Is it enough to just use one tool or should I run both? More about : hard drive testing tools Hawkeye22 a c 375 G Storage June 13, 2011 7:58:54 PM They pretty much do the same thing. Both can do a surface scans to check for bad sectors. Pretty much the same thing as running windows chkdsk with the /r option. In addition, lifeguard and hdtune can read smart values from the drive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest tools for checking and defragmenting hard disk? Forum SolvedTools to copy hard drive Forum SolvedTesting Hard drives before installing to NAS? Forum Sas hard drive diagnostic tools Forum [Hard Disks] Best way to tax a new hard drive to test reliability? Forum SolvedBest hard Drive Brands Forum SolvedBest 2.0 TB hard drive similar to this one? Forum Hard drive cleaning tools Forum SolvedWhat's the best Hard drive? Forum SolvedWhich one hard drive is best Forum SolvedBest hard drive for Media PC Forum SolvedAre these hard drive test speeds legit? (800s/1100s) Forum SolvedWhich internal hard drive is best for gaming WD OR SEAGATE Forum Hard drive not viewable on bios or admin tools Forum Whats the best tools and software to use when designing and building my own hard Forum SolvedBest 2TB Hard Drive and 120GB for about 150$? Forum SolvedBest Hard Drive For DxTory? Forum SolvedBest Desktop Hard Drive Forum Pro Tools Hard Drive Problem Forum 2nd hard drive for pro tools Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !