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    Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test





    SeaTools for DOS - Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics


    1. Download the SeaTools (for DOS) ISO file --> SeaTools for DOS - Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics (ISO) | Seagate
    Direct ISO File download from the aforementioned page - http://www.seagate.com/files/www-con...sDOS223ALL.ISO

    2. Burn the SeaTools ISO to a CD-R disc with ImgBurn --> The Official ImgBurn Website
    Direct executable installation file download from the aforementioned page - http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe


    NOTE: Be cautious when installing ImgBurn. Like most 3rd party apps these days, the actual ImgBurn program installation may include worthless 3rd party apps that will be installed on your system unless you un-check the box(es) during ImgBurn installation. You do not want or need these useless additional 3rd party apps for ImgBurn to work properly.

    ImgBurn Installation Instructions
    When installing Imgburn, be sure to select "Custom Installation" on the two screens presented (if such an option/screen presents itself) and un-check the boxes for (to prevent) the installation of unwanted 3rd party apps such as AVG Toolbar & others.


    ImgBurn - Select "Write image file to disk" -

    Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test-imgburn-png



    3. Boot your system with the SeaTools CD. Run LONG test. You may need to change the "firing order" of the drives in BIOS to assure that the DVD drive is read first & prior to any internal hard drives. If you are unsure as to how to do this, simply post requesting assistance. We are more than happy to help you.

    4. If SeaTools comes up OK, run HDD manufacturer's diagnostics --> Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.


    NOTE: You may have to change BIOS settings from AHCI to IDE.


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    re: Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test

    Seagate also have their own tutorial: http://knowledge.seagate.com/article...Q/201271en#GUI
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    re: Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test

    HD Tune is an excellent diagnostic tool - http://www.hdtune.com/download.html

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    re: Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test

    Windows 8/8.1 - please see - Sysnative Forums - post #63362

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
    Hi,

    This is because SeaTools requires the HDD to be configured in a compatibility mode to work. This is not the default configuration for Windows 8.

    In the UEFI, you will need to change the HDD mode from AHCI to IDE. Then boot and run SeaTools. After the test is finished, reboot into the UEFI again and change it back. Then boot into Windows as normal. Windows will not boot in IDE mode, so remember to change it back.

    If you have issues with this, let me know. It is hard for me to be more specific, because I do not have a Windows 8, or a UEFI system to test it on!

    Stephen
    This can sometimes be an issue on Windows 7 systems too.
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    re: Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test

    Also recommended for both HDD & SSD - Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
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    re: Hard Drive (HDD) Diagnostics + SSD Test


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