how to test for hard drive corruption?

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  1. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    well i used to have a maxtor SATA drive that i was getting a lot of corruption on using my NF7-S, so i switched to to an IDE drive with no problems. Well i bought a 250gb drive the other day for extra storage but i accidently bought the SATA version. But while i have it i wanna test if i'm still getting corruption or if the previous problem was just the hard drive with my SATA, if it works now i'll just keep it..Anyway so is there any tests i can do to test for hard drive corruption...

    thanks guys



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  2. mdaniel

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    Run Maxtor's diagnostics on it. You can also try copying some huge files to it and running the fc command to compare the copy to the original bit for bit.
     
  3. Afterimage

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    download Maxtor MaxBlast from their site
     
  4. EvilSS

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    an MD5 program would be faster. Tons of free ones and they are faster than FC on big files. I used one recently against ISO images to figure out why some installs where fuxored (Turned out that VMWare wanged some of the files I transfered to it through the client.)
     

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