Batch or Simultaneous HD Surface scanning on 2 drives at once?

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  1. slughead, Jul 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012

    slughead macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    I'm buying 3 new hard drives to replace one that went down (don't ask). They're all 1TB or larger and I would like to run a surface scan on all 3.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a scanner that will scan multiple drives at once, or at least do a batch?

    Maybe I can make a bunch of copies of Drive Genius and run them at the same time?

    Thanks
     
  2. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Good Question

    I'm not sure which is more limiting, the CPU of the Mac or the drive interface, USB 2 or 3, or FireWire.

    I don't know any app that can do two drives at once, but maybe that limitation was bc the old current state of tech.

    With a core2duo CPU and USB 2, one drive at once made sense, but nowadays, 2-12 cores and hyper threading, along with USB 3 and Thunderbolt, I see the potential. Will the app devs have to rewrite their apps?

    Thanks for briningg this up, I don't think the option is available now but probably in the future.
     
  3. slughead thread starter macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    I know people do it in linux, I don't doubt that the hardware is capable, I'm just wondering about the software.
     

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