There are several tests you can run. Advanced Scan, Quick Scan etc. In my rookie days, I tool these as accurate as it was direct from the manufacturer and when I would get a "failed" result I believed it.
Well, I have done several drives that have been deemed as failed, yet when I removed the drive and did some other formatting to it, etc and put it back on I got different results. Yes, I can see how this might be expected because the sectors have changed, but get this-
If the error codes said the drive was toast, yet I took the time to delete all sectors (like 4 hours) then it showed the drive after as being fine!
I got several results on these tests on 3 different drives and would have thrown away the drives, but instead I reformatted the entire drive by deleting and restoring all sectors. Now these drives work great, even after this tool told me to toss them!
Bottom line is, I dont trust these tools no matter who makes them. Hitachi did the same thing.
Anyone else find this or simimar experience / results?