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Anyone know any good HDD scanners for Windows (preferably free).  I use SeaTools but it's not compatible with windows 8.1.   It works (slowly) but I'm looking for an alternative. Thanks :)

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Crystal Disk Info any good for you?  Or you need something more in depth?

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chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r

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Crystal Disk Info any good for you?  Or you need something more in depth?

 

Thanks, but thats more for reading hdd info rather than doing scans, more in depth i guess...

 

chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r

 

not what I mean.....

 

 

a diagnostic tool , thats what i'm looking for ha , the word just popped into my head :p, something along the lines of SeaTools ... http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

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Thanks, but thats more for reading hdd info rather than doing scans, more in depth i guess...

 

 

not what I mean.....

 

 

a diagnostic tool , thats what i'm looking for ha , the word just popped into my head :p, something along the lines of SeaTools ... http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

 

 

Well technically any good HDD diag tool won't run in Windows, it needs to run in it's own environment to eliminate the OS as an issue.

 

Spinrite is good.

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Thanks for all the help, i'll look into these :)

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HD Tune

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