I just bought 2 Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external hard drives.
While researching on NewEgg and forums, I read posters who talked about software that could check for bad sectors and other problems of hard drives. I not talking about speed tests, since whenever I searched the Tom's Guide hard drive forum, this was the overwhelming results.
I want to test these hard drives so if they fail I can return to Staples or RMA. Several years ago, I used the Western Digital software with my WD 120GB HD, and it gave no warning before total sudden failure. There was no chance to save my data by backing up to another HD.
Any suggestion for software, and free would be great, and links to online guides to use said software would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, jsmakker. I just realized that I neglected to include important info. I'm running on a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6090 64-bit Windows 7 laptop with 4GB RAM, although I'm going to upgrade by Christmas to 8GB RAM. I'll check these two out tonight and get back to you tomorrow.