Is my hard drive going bad?
Thanks to TightWad Tech's Newsletter for reposting some links to hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Website - Tip
Quote from the newsletter - *Somebody named Dave posted several hard drive diagnostic links in the newsgroups today:
"Go to the hard disk manufacturer's web site and download their
diagnostic software respective to your hard disk. After the test,
you will know if the hard disk is bad or not.
"Quantum/Maxtor - PowerMax
"Western Digital - Data LifeGuard Tools (DLGDiag)
"Hitachi/IBM - Drive Fitness Test (DFT)
"Seagate - SeaTools
"Fujitsu - Diagnostic Tool
"Samsung - Disk manager