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Best Program For Testing HDD Health, Speed Etc...

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August 17, 2011 5:21:00 AM

the hard drive i'm using is a 500gb samsung ive had it for about 4-5 years and it was second hand when i bought, everything seems fine on the pc but i was just wondering if there was a way to see the health of it to know if you might need a new
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August 17, 2011 6:35:26 AM

usually hard drive manufacturers have a Diagnostic software on their website

if you want to run an extended test over several days, you could use a 30 day trial version of Active SMART.

http://majorgeeks.com/Active_SMART_d246.html
August 17, 2011 6:41:43 AM

i was hoping for something quick lol that goes yes its an old HDD buy a new one! lol
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August 17, 2011 8:04:19 AM

SpeedFan

open it, select S.M.A.R.T tab and select drive. Then click on "Perform an in-depth online analysis of this hard disk".
August 17, 2011 11:06:57 AM

Gamer-girl said:
SpeedFan

open it, select S.M.A.R.T tab and select drive. Then click on "Perform an in-depth online analysis of this hard disk".

thank you! :D 
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