testing hard drives

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey all,

    I would like to know if there is something out there that I can test the health of my two 320gig seagates.

    I downloaded their seatools iso from their site, and burned up a cd, but sadly realized during the process that seatools requires PS2 mouse/keyboard. I tried my little usb2ps2 connectors and it wouldn't work.

    I would need something to boot from cd like memtest86 because I have no OS's on the HD's and I am building a new Linux workstation for myself.

    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    strange - I can use seatools for dos with my usb keyboard and mouse... get a hold of hirens boot cd and use the tools on that :)
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Great thanks for the recommendation.

    I have heard of Hirens boot cd, but never had a chance to try it.

    Heeter
     
  4. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I use USB mouse/keyboard (through a KVM even) and "SeaTools for Windows" works just fine (don't have to leave Windows). I've also used the CD version with USB mouse/kb and it worked fine.
     
  5. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    The Ultimate Boot CD is good too, it contains all the various tools on the CD and I have never had issues running any of the tools using a USB keyboard!
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Maybe it is just this M2A-VM Asus board that I have.



    Heeter
     
  7. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    check in the bios, i had to turn on usb for dos on one board i had windows it was fine
     
  8. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Some older boards do not support USB in dos unless you load the driver.