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Old 02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
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What are some SSD diagnostics testing utilities?? I have one that came in and its acting exactly like a bad HDD would but how can i test it to be sure?
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:54 PM
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I use SSDLife usually; as well as HDTune to run a sector check.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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well i used pc-check utilites but it being a SSD im not sure if it failed all test because its a ssd or if it actually is failing lol
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aah; I'm not familiar with that software, but I know SSD Life checks the SMART data and other parameters.

If you're using a tool that scans for bad sectors, a bad sector is a bad sector regardless if it's an HDD or an SSD (as far as I know, anyway)
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I'm not entirely sure on this either, I'm just chiming in with my experience.

I use Pc-Check (Eurosoft, right? To make sure we're talking about the same thing.) and have had it pass an SSD that I know to be bad. The only test I know of, at this point, is the intel SSD toolbox http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18455
but that will only test intel drives. You can also read the smart data as mentioned, but that's not even 100% reliable on platter based hard drives.
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I have used both crystaldiskinfo for SSDs and gsmartcontrol on linux
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Just wondering if anyone has got any further with finding a decent diagnostics suite for use with SSD's.

Seems like manufacturers are a bit hit and miss with this.

Anyone found anything that works, reliably?
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