HDD integrity test

ally_ukally_uk Senior MemberMember Posts: 1,145 ■■■■□□□□□□
Ok guys quick question

I am working on a large order of machines for a external client

The problem being I am dealing with second hand hardware

( The previous order I completed was a way of testing the waters originally the hardware was ok but some of the machines suffered from hdd's failing a few weeks later)

The question I propose to you is simply do any of you recommend a good free tool that I can use to really stress a hdd and test it.

The O/S I am using for the machines is XP service pack 2.0

I was recommended that I could use a Live CD Linux distro such as Finnix to Run a check called Bad Blocks

Does anybody have any experience of this and is this a effective testing tool?

Many Thanks

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