HD Tune Equivlent for Mac

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  1. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Is there any software that will completely scan all sectors of a desired drive on OS X?

    I use HD Tune Pro on Windows and love the full scan feature.

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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  4. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I believe Smart Utility has the option of running a 'quick test'. However you don't really need a program that can do a scan for the sectors because if there are any corrupted/reallocated sectors, this data is automatically written into the SMART data.

    Typically checking the 'Health' tab on HD Tune Pro will immediately show whether or not there is an issue.
     
  6. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's not entirely true. I have had HD Tune Pro give me a SMART health status of "OK." Then, when I would run a full sector scan, it would turn up one or more bad sectors.
     
  7. drsox macrumors 65816

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    Run HDTune in a VM ?
     
  8. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't read the drives properly. Only reads what's allocated for the VM. It works flawlessly in bootcamp, but one would expect that.
     

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