Hard Drive Troubleshooting Links

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LeeJend, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. LeeJend

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    Hard Drive vendors are complaining that 30% of their returns are fully operational drives. About half of the false returns are due to operating system errors. To help combat this problem and to help customers retain their data the HD manufacturers are supplying free utilities to diagnose the drive. Here are some of the offerings:

    Seagate
    http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html

    Western Digital
    http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#diagutils

    Maxtor
    http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/M...channelpath=/en_us/Support/Software Downloads

    Hitachi
    http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
    In addition Hitachi has this nifty little list of symptoms guide:
    http://www.hitachigst.com/hddt/knowtree.nsf/All+hard+drives?OpenView

    IBM
    This one is disappointing. Two choices offered on the link:
    http://www.storage.ibm.com/hddredirect.html
    1). Go to Hitachi if it is an after market IBM drive.
    2). If it is a preinstalled in an IBM PC there is a broken link to their PC Doctor download, or you can activate the onboard diagnostics with the F11 key (assuming the PC can boot?).


    Admin - this might warrant a sticky.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    LeeJend:

    The Seagate link doesn't seem to be working here.
     
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    Dreamliner

    Thanks it was bad from this site. I replaced it with a working link.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Cool. This one works.
     
  5. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Good post Lee