chkdsk good - Seatools failed

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jonny b

Computer Doctor
#1
I have a Toshiba 320 GB Hard Drive. I have it on a USB device to test it right now. Chkdsk says no bad sectors but SeaTools from Seagate says Failed with the short test and the long test. So is this drive good or bad?

I have Data Lifeguard and did a low level write zeros to the drive and then ran Seatools and now it shows Not Failed on the tests. So now is the drive good or bad?

Is Seatools or any other hard drive utility a better test than chkdsk to know the integrity of a drive?
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#2
I only use manufacturer utilities like SeaTools to assess a hard drive. The different results from the two SeaTools tests are a quandary however. If this is a hdd for a customer machine I'd warn them, and I would not trust it with critical data. Any hdd can die at any time, but this one has already given signs.
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#4
Good luck finding a Toshiba utility. They're notorious for a "take it to a Toshiba service rep" approach that discourages any user DIY.