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Re: HD Benchmarking - from a bootCD

Subject: Re: HD Benchmarking - from a bootCD
From: Adam Piggott
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:12:34 +0100
Newsgroups: uk.comp.homebuilt

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Jon wrote:
> All,
> 
> Can anyone recommend a hard dsik testing utility that I can run from a 
> boot CD?
> 
> The hard drive in question is making more noise than I think it should, 
> windows XP took over an hour to install on a 2.6GHz machine with 2Gb of 
> RAM (memtested to 20 passes, no errors).
> 
> When I hooked the suspect drive up to my machine via a SATA>USB2 adapter 
> it kept stuttering every second. When I tried to copy a 1Gb file to it I 
> started getting warnings about "delayed write fail, the data has been 
> lost" in the system tray. Never seen that before but it doesn't sound 
> very promising!

Sounds very, very suspect indeed. Your best bet is to go to the
manufacturer's web site, download their diagnostic utilities (which are
often in ISO format, ready to be burned to CD) and see what they say.

A lot of them are packaged in the Ultimate Boot CD:
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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