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Best Ways To Test A New Hard Drive?

Hi there, I have 4 brand new hard drives that that i would like to thoroughly check before putting them into use. What are some things i can do or use, besides checkdisk, to stress test a new hard drive, seek out bad sectors, and to sniff out future problems?

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(NT) Download and run the manufacturer's diagnostics utility.
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Or go through here and...
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Hard drive burnin ?

Do a full format on the drive(s). Not a 'fast' format. If they survive without any errors your good to go. Electronics usually fail within the first hour of useage. Keep the drive(s) cool and you won't have any problems. WD blacks are the best with samsung running a close second.

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