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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1Easy CD/DVD Recorder 9.0
2Partition Manager 7.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Server Edition,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition French ,    9.0 Professional Edition,    for Virtual Server,    8.5 Personal Edition,    8.x Enterprise Server Edition,    10.0 Server Edition German ,    7.x Server Edition,    8.x Personal Edition,    10.0 Personal Edition German ,    10.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    11 Personal Edition,    11 Server Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition German ,    10.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    10.0 Professional Edition,    7.x Enterprise Server Edition,    8.5 Server Edition,    10.0 Server Edition Russian ,    11 Professional Edition,    8.x Server Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    10.0 Server Edition French ,    10.0 Server Edition,    8.5 Enterprise Server Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition,    10.0 Personal Edition English ,    9.0 Server Edition Japanese ,    8.x Professional Edition,    7.x Personal Edition
3Drive Backup and Backup&Recovery 9.0 Professional Edition German ,    9.0 AQ,    9.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    7.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    9.0 Personal Edition English ,    9.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    & Recovery 10 Suite,    & Recovery 10 Free Edition,    10 Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition French ,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    9.0 Professional Edition Chinese ,    9.0 Professional Edition English ,    8.51 Professional Edition,    7.x Professional Edition,    8.5 Personal Edition,    10 Personal Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    & Recovery 11 Suite,    8.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    9.0 Professional Edition French ,    9.0 Professional Edition Spanish
47tools products Partition Manager 2005,    Partition Manager 2009,    Exact Image 2009,    Partition Imager 2005
5Deployment Manager 7.0 Standard Edition
6Drive Copy 9.0 Personal Edition English ,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    10 Server Edition,    9.0 Home,    8.5 Professional Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    10 Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition English ,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    8.x Personal Edition
7Magazine (Covermount) Versions Festplatten Manager 9.0 PC Welt,    Festplatten Tools 2008 German
8System Upgrade Utilities 2010 Suite
9Hard Disk (Festplatten) Manager 8.5 Server Edition,    2008 Professional Edition,    Home Expert 2008,    Festplatten 2009 Server Edition German ,    6.x Personal,    for Virtual Server,    Festplatten 2009 Suite,    2009 Suite English ,    2009 Professional Edition French ,    8.5 Professional Edition,    2009 Server Edition English ,    Festplatten 2008 Suite,    6.x Professional,    8.x Personal Edition,    2008 Suite,    8.x Server Edition,    2010 Suite,    2009 Server Edition Russian ,    2009 Professional Edition Russian ,    2009 Professional Edition English ,    Festplatten 2009 Kompakt German ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    2010 Professional Edition,    2010 Server Edition,    Home Expert 2009 Russian ,    2011 Suite,    7.x Personal Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    2008 Server Edition
10Exact Image 7.5
11Virtualization Manager 2010 Corporate Edition,    2009 Corporate Edition,    2010 Consumer Edition,    2010 Professional Edition,    2009 Personal Edition
12Discontinued Hard Disk Manager,    Partition Manager 6.x Professional,    Partition Manager 6.x Personal,   Drive Backup,   7tools products
13Drive Backup 10 Workstation Edition,    9.0 Workstation Edition German ,    9.0 Workstation Edition Russian ,    9.0 Workstation Edition English
14Total Defrag 2010,    2009,    2007
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