Has anyone used or heard of the spiceworks hdd/networking diagnostics tool?

By Buddha50
Jul 30, 2008
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  1. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Yes.
    Free, works well, takes a little time to learn, but it isn't as good as a lot of other free services... better value as a network tool
  2. Buddha50

    Buddha50 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    thanks for the reply can you maybe suggest some free hdd diag. software
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Every hard drive manufacturer, except Toshiba, has free diagnostic software on its website. Most of them will work on Toshiba. My favorites are on the Seagate (SeaTools, Disc Wizard, MaxBlast, Free Agent, and Once Touch), and Western Digital (the Data Life Guard tools downloads).
  4. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 742

    These tools help for reformatting, making partition and analyzing if the HDD have bad sectors???
  5. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Yes, partly. You didn't need to ask us. You need to go to those sites and readup for yourself.
    The handle the bad sectors so your OS can handle the reformatting, and Acronis, Ghost, DiskPart, System Commander, and others can handle the partitions. Of course your OS can partition a new drive, but it takes special software to safely partition a drive with data on it.

    And bad sectors are best handled by the company software of the drive maker.
  6. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 742

    Ok thanks for the help...
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