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Which test shouldi run on a new portable drive to discard any physical

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Got a seagate backup plus portable 4tb. I want to keep sure drive is defective free as much as i can, before dropping any data into it. What is you storage masters your assortment of tools to ensure a drive is 100% flawless. (Ive heard of hd tune, crystaldiskinfo, the chdisk). But have never ran any test on a new drive. Nor i know about any stress test that may find defects not obvious on idle.

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Please suggest me a set of tests for a bunch of new drives before i trust data to them. The ones i suppose you storage minded people use when u get a new unit.

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You could try to load up an IOMeter profile to hit the drive full sweep with random I/O activity to see how it shakes out.

As always, just make sure you have a backup of any data you are moving around. No 1 drive will ever be 100% flawless.

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Ive tried seatools and i have no idea what is going but of 5 units tested on short generic test 3 of them fail to pass the test, the other 2 get stuck on the second part of the same test called zone scan at 0% for an hour without going any further.

Ive tried all my pc ports on the back (the mobo ones) also my ports are all usb 2, while the drives are usb 3 but supossedly compatible with usb 2. I have no usb 3 to test for the moment. I would find gruesome that of 5units all were defective. Thats sounds absurd.

Ive tried looking for a seagate mail to ask, but got nothing, only self service docs, and a process to start a return. Any idea. Is this a fake fail caused by the usb. If thats the case is there anyway to rule out any supposed defects using another test that if it works and pass fine would warranty those units are fully functional.

The problem is aqccording to seatools 3 units out of 5 are faulty and the other 2 stuck on the short test so they should also be considered faulty following this logic. I cannot find any single contact method to reach seagate so they can tell me if it is not a defect issue but rather that the seatools is not working over the usb 2 of my pc. But as all units are new if they dont reply me on some channel i will bulk load em all to the shelve of the store with printed failed test and ask for my money back. One thing is for sure, seagate support reachability worths 0/10. You cannot sell stuff to people then hide behind an entangled and missmanaged support page.

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