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Topic # 239648 28-Jul-2018 05:59
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I have an old SSD that I want to test. Ideally I want a piece of software that will write to every byte on the disk, then read it back to test it works. If it can use multiple patterns that's even better. I don't just want SMART data.

 

Can anyone recommend free software that does this? HDDScan might do it but the documentation is poor, it's not clear exactly what it's doing.





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  Reply # 2063902 28-Jul-2018 08:46
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I use h2testw for testing flash drives. May be worth a look?

 

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1519




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  Reply # 2063919 28-Jul-2018 09:50
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I'll have a look thanks. I have a tool for flash drives but it doesn't do regular drives.




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