Hard drive checking utility

  Flak999 20:48 30 Jun 2005
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Anybody know of a good HDD checking utility that will run on a win XP machine?

Thanks in advance.

  belt&braces 20:54 30 Jun 2005

if it's a Seagate drive try this click here

I don't think it works on other drives but not 100% sure about this.

  Flak999 21:01 30 Jun 2005

Thanks for the response, but I have a Maxtor, I was thinking more along the lines of something that monitors the disks health and then gives warning of impending faliure.

Am I clutching at straws?

  Mikè 21:06 30 Jun 2005
  Mikè 21:08 30 Jun 2005

More info on Speedfans SMART features click here

  Completealias 21:08 30 Jun 2005

Just goggle hard drive health monitor and theres lots to choose from

  Flak999 21:31 30 Jun 2005

Thanks one and all, some interesting links here to explore, so I will tick this one as solved

  dagwoood 21:50 30 Jun 2005

Here's some Maxtor diagnostic s/w click here

HTH, dagwoood.

  woodchip 22:14 30 Jun 2005

The seatool will check other drives but not as good as a Seagate one

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