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HD Tune on bootable USB?

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Is there a HD Tune executable I can put on a bootable USB drive?

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I've been using HD Tune for years (particularly since I found that unlike some manufacturer's drive diagnostics, it reports ANY errors (apparently some manufacturer only report errors above some amount).

I'd rather do hard drive diagnostics outside my OS, so for years I've been running HD Tune from the WinXP emumation on Hirens Boot CD. But I just bought my first hard drive > 2TB (because I just installed my first OS newer than WinXP), and so I can no longer test all my hard drives for errors in WinXP.

Western Digital offers a executable I'm running a diagnostic on the 4TB from right now from a USB boot drive. But HD Tune's website appears to only offer (the free version, anyway of) HD Tune in a executable for installing in Windows.

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Can you use CrystalDiskInfo?

It should be better than the manufacturer tool for reporting, and has a portable version.

http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html

If you want some more portable apps, check out below:

http://portableapps.com/apps

Thank you VERY much for your reply, Kdawgca!

I looked at all of the disk tools on Portable Aps (which inlcuded CrystalDiskInfo), and it appears none of them do sector-by-sector hard disk diagnostic error checking. They do report S.M.A.R.T. info, but that's not all I need.

Unfortunately I see "there is no portable version of [HD Tune] available".

I don't much like the portable HDDScan, but I'm gonna try it again. Or maybe I'll just end up using my beloved HD Tune in (ugh) my OS.

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Thank you VERY much for your reply, Kdawgca!

I looked at all of the disk tools on Portable Aps (which inlcuded CrystalDiskInfo), and it appears none of them do sector-by-sector hard disk diagnostic error checking. They do report S.M.A.R.T. info, but that's not all I need.

Unfortunately I see "there is no portable version of [HD Tune] available".

I don't much like the portable HDDScan, but I'm gonna try it again. Or maybe I'll just end up using my beloved HD Tune in (ugh) my OS.

Ugh, turns out HDDScan only runs in Windoze.

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