Determine your hard drive working time

When you purchase a “new” hard drive, you’d better check how long it has been used, especially if you purchase online, like eBay. Then how to determine the hard drive working time? Two ways to determine the hard drive working time 1. By data recovery software We have discussed before in Data Security category, even if you deleted files or format the partitions, the files still can be recovered by data recovery software, where we have introduced free data erase software. Some users who want to sells hard drive, especially those people who recycle the old hard drive, Packing again and sell as new. They may format the partitions, as no one want to see files on his “new” drive. So when you get the hard drive, you’d better scan the drive again, if you found files on the drives, of course it means that your hard drive is no longer … Continue reading

Top 5 hard drive diagnostics software

There are many free software diagnostic tools available to test and help you determine what, if anything, is wrong when you suspect there may be a problem with a hard drive. Memtest86+: One of the most well known memory and CPU testing software out there. This program has gained a ton of new features over the last 2 years and is simple to run. Great for memory diagnostics. Download Now Western Digital Hard Drive tools: Supports Western Digital Hard Drives. This product helps in diagnostics and installation issues. Download Now Seagate hard drive tools: Supports Seagate Hard Drives. Nice Diagnostic tool Download Now Maxtor hard drive tools: Supports Maxtor Hard Drives. Seagate now owns Maxtor but this diagnostic tool is good for Maxtor Drives. Download Now AIDA32: AIDA32 is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. … Continue reading

Test the HDD with HD Tune – a professional hard drive diagnose software

HD Tune was designed as a HDD application. Features: Benchmark: measures the raw performance Transfer Rate Access Time CPU Usage Burst Rate Hard Disk information which includes firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size, transfer mode Hard Disk Health S.M.A.R.T. Information (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) Temperature Power On Time Copy text to clipboard Copy screenshot to clipboard Hard disks are among the lowest-priced computer components but their importance in a system is recognized by all of us. There isn’t much you can do with a computer with a broken hard disk and having one that does not perform at least at normal parameters is even worse in my opinion. Working with a slow hard disk will inevitably be reflected in your work. Also, HDD failures are the greatest threat if you do not have a proper backup of the most important information. But you can predict the approximate … Continue reading