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New HDD Torture Tests

  • Hard Drives
  • Performance
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
June 14, 2012 6:38:33 PM

As reliability trumps performance, and there has been much concern regarding the changes in the HDD industry (e.g., mergers and acquisitions) over the past year:

1) Which tests should one run on a new HDD -- right out of the box, more or less -- to assure that it is working correctly and up to specs, and;

2) Are there any tests that can be run to torture the drive, so to speak, so that if it is going to fail, one can reasonably get it to fail in the first two weeks or so, as opposed to right after the retailer's 14/30/60 day warranty period?

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a c 545 G Storage
June 14, 2012 6:49:57 PM

Anvil’s Storage Utilities allows you to Endurance Test a HDD or SSD.

It also allows you to real-world test (46% compression) Read/Write speeds, as opposed to 0% compression with ATTO or 100% compression with AS-SSD or CrystalDiskMark.

Here’s the link to the benchmark software:
June 21, 2012 11:51:26 AM

This really is a good answer. Exactly what I wanted. Thanks.
June 21, 2012 11:51:45 AM

Best answer selected by eXistenZ.