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Completely agree. My current complaint is that I like to use SpinRite to burn drives in, but it's doesn't properly handle drives larger than 2TB. I wish Steve Gibson would hurry up and update the program. What do you use for stress testing?

I use Hard Disk Sentinel. Very happy with this product.

 

There's this 'semi-destructive' surface test that I like to use wherein it reads the existing data, writes it back then reads it again and compare it with the original. On the 4TB that I recently did this test on, took almost 30 hours.

 

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Other surface test modes are available, ranging from safe to destructive.

 

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The application also allows you to do multiple passes to really weed out any potential problems. However, tests like these will likely take several days to complete.

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