Checking hard disk health status
Once in a while I check the health status of my two hard disk drives and for some time now I have been using HD Tune .
For a quick check of the hard disk HD Tune seems to do well although I should admit that I am not so concerned about all the other numbers it pulls through. HD Tune checks hard disk performance and shows you information and in the early days I had to rely on the HD Tune website to check on some of the terminology.
You have an option of a quick scan or the standard scan which takes a bit of time but its good to see if there are any errors then you probably need to keep a closer check on the hard disk.
My dissapointed though lately is that whilst HD Tune can give you the status of NTFS and FAT32 partitions it gives you nothing but the size for ext3 or swap partitions. This is what is now causing me to think that I should possibly get another utility that will give me information for all partitions.
I should also add that you can also check the status of memory cards and flash drives.
Koshti, HD Tune is still available on the website and now they also have a Pro version but the basic HD Tune does the job well.