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Diagnose Hard Drive For Damages With SeaTools For Windows

SeaTools for Windows is a comprehensive, easy-to-use hard drive diagnostic tool that helps you quickly determine the condition of the hard disk in your computer. You can perform several tests to examine the physical media on the disk drive, which will help you make a decision and possibly save you time and money and preserve your data.

As said above, SeaTools for Windows is very easy to use. Run the tool, select drive (s) for testing, and choose a diagnostic test from the Basic test menu option. The test will begin immediately.

The "Short Drive Self Test" is adequate for most situations. However, you can consider running other tests also.
Remember, except the ‘Long Generic’ test, which offers the option to repair sectors on USB external drives, all other Basic Tests are data safe, read only tests.

Though SeaTools for Windows is mainly designed for Seagate hard drives, it supports all make hard disks. You can download it free for Windows XP, Vista and 7 at source here.


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