Hard drive burn-in software...

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  1. garetjax

    garetjax NBR Freelance Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    There was a reply in a thread here at NBR recently where a member was talking about a program that he used to run his HDD's through. This program would "burn-in" his hard drives for a specified amount of time, testing the hard drive for surface errors, platter issues, general operability, etc. Problem is, I can't find the thread again, and I cannot for the life of me remember what the program is called.

    Please note that it was not HDTune, HDTach, Sandra, or Everest. Does anyone know of such a program that I described? Any help would be great! Thanks!
     
  2. Persnickety

    Persnickety Notebook Evangelist

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    LOL, "burn-in" – reminds me of those "audiophiles" paying thousands of dollars for cables and pay a couple of hundred bucks on top of that to "burn-in" the signal and speaker cables. :confused2:

    With that said, it's a good idea to check your harddisk for faulty parts, but for a "specified time"? Come now, "hdd-philes"? :confused:
     
  3. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There is no "burn in" for harddrives.

    But you may be thinking about chkdsk (a widows utility)

    (Use google -> just put in chkdsk to find command combinations for different tasks, all my results are in German and thus little use to you)
     
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    Pitabred Linux geek con rat flail!

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    Thirded. "Burning in" a hard drive seems like a good way to artifically shorten the useful life. Burning in is only good for testing cooling solutions, and that's typically with an overclock.
     
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    garetjax NBR Freelance Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    Nope, wasn't chkdsk. If anyone else knows what this might be, please post. =)
     
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    actually, this is useful. I have a SAN I'd like to stress test for a week to make sure all the disks are solid before putting production data on them.
     
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    Maybe they're talking about the Smart features in hdtune or other programs which "scann/burn in" the disk to check for bad sectors, errors. It also collects data about the HDDs.
     
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    Spinrite?

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    Go to the HD manufacturer and see if they have a utility specifically for their drives or try 'The Ultimate Boot CD'. It has most major brands' drive utilities.
     
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