Testing Hard Drives before RAID build

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jdv, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. jdv macrumors newbie

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    What should I be doing to my drives before building arrays with them?

    Hitachi do a Drive Fitness Test and Seagate something similar but I have not been able to get either to work on a BootCamp Windows partition.

    I tried formatting in Disk Utility and pulling some data on and off. I'm now running a scan for bad blocks in Drive Genius (is this worth it? It's going to take about a week at this rate). Anything else I should do?
     
  2. highdefw macrumors 6502

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  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Ulitmate Boot CD should do you, as it has Hitachi's Drive Fitness Tool and Seagate's SeaTools for DOS. :)

    I presume you've not actually created the array yet, going by the title you gave your post, so this should be all you need (rather than borrow a PC). ;) If this isn't the case however, it won't work either (see thread highdefw linked).
     

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