Testing Hard Drives before RAID build

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

  1. jdv macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    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

    Apr 19, 2009
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    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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