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SpinRite

Postby YouTalking2Me » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:40 pm

I have always used SpinRite for my hard drive detection and repair, but it seems like it can't handle GPT partitions.

Is there a Windows/Linux recommendation someone might offer (pay or free) or is there a d7x tool I can use to scan the hard drive b/c I would like to check the health of the hard drive in a deeper way than chkdsk?

With that said, if there is a d7x tool, do I need to remove the hard drive and put it in another system or can I boot from a d7x flash drive to scan the hard drive that is having trouble booting?
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Re: SpinRite

Postby FredClaus » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:54 pm

Would HD Sentinel do that for you?
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Re: SpinRite

Postby YouTalking2Me » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:45 am

It is one of the options I have researched but was hoping for a testimonial, and/or does d7x already include an utility that does this... Like I think I saw there was a tool called IDE something and didn't know if that was all I needed.
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Re: SpinRite

Postby Nick » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:23 am

nothing I know of is included to really test the HDD, but I can add any custom app that will work from within Windows
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Re: SpinRite

Postby FredClaus » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:59 pm

That sounds good. I'd rather run everything from within one terminal like D7x.
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