Paragon Knowledge Base System Last Edit: 23.04.2010
ID 3273:   How to perform surface test?

Q: How to perform surface test using software of Paragon?

A: Please do the following:

  1. Run Paragon software product.
  2. Browse in menu to General/Settings. On the first page find 'Surface test' and change 'None' to 'Normal'.
  3. Click 'Ok'.
  4. Rightclick on partition/free space block and choose option 'Retest surface'.
  5. Click 'Apply'. If it is your system partition, you'll be forced to perform it in Bluescreen mode (under Win NT/2000/XP).

CHKDSK utility often misses unreliable disk sectors. That is why we don't recommend you to rely on its results. The same is about Windows tool from 'Properties' of disk volume.

Also you can check the surface of your HDD with its vendor's original utility.

We have collected a number of links and names of utilities to HDD vendors web sites where one can find a diagnostic tool.

Drive Fitness Test (IBM/Hitachi)

DLG Diagnostic (Western Digital)

SeaTools (Seagate/Maxtor/Quantum)

Diagnostic Tool (Fujitsu)

SUTIL (Samsung)

HUTIL (Samsung)

ExelStor tools

Toshiba

There is no known Toshiba utility provided to check HDD surface and we recommend you using Drive Fitness Test (IBM/Hitachi) tool for this purpose.


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4Drive Backup and Backup&Recovery 10 Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition French ,    9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    7.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    9.0 Professional Edition Chinese ,    8.51 Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    10 Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition English ,    9.0 Professional Edition Spanish ,    & Recovery 10 Free Edition,    8.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition German ,    9.0 Personal Edition English ,    9.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    9.0 Professional Edition French ,    & Recovery 11 Suite,    7.x Personal Edition,    9.0 AQ,    9.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    & Recovery 10 Suite
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7Magazine (Covermount) Versions Festplatten Manager 9.0 PC Welt,    Festplatten Tools 2008 German
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10Exact Image 7.5
11Virtualization Manager 2010 Consumer Edition,    2010 Professional Edition,    2010 Corporate Edition,    2009 Corporate Edition,    2009 Personal Edition
12Discontinued Partition Manager 6.x Professional,    Partition Manager 6.x Personal,    Hard Disk Manager,   Drive Backup,   7tools products
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