Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

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Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Drew » 25 Apr 12, 12:58 pm

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows/Linux):

http://www.hdsentinel.com/

HDDScan for Windows:

http://hddscan.com/

HD Tune:

http://www.hdtune.com/download.html

CrystalDiskMark:

http://crystalmark.info/software/Crysta ... dex-e.html

smartmontools (Linux/Windows):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/files/

http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartm ... i/Download

See this article for SMART info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

Comparison of S.M.A.R.T. tools:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... R.T._tools

List of SMART tools:

http://smartlinux.sourceforge.net/smart/dload.php




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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Jack Flash » 25 Apr 12, 1:02 pm

Okay thanks for the list


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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Brandy » 25 Apr 12, 9:12 pm

More reason's why I use a Mac.... :D
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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Jack Flash » 26 Apr 12, 12:11 pm

Brandy wrote:More reason's why I use a Mac.... :D




:lmao: :lmao: I have some very very bad news for you.

Brace yourself :D

Apple products use hard drives too - http://www.apple.com/support/imac-harddrive/

Apple products are very good at some things, not so good at others, in the end it is a computer.
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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Brandy » 26 Apr 12, 2:09 pm

Hahahahahahah I know we have hard drives! You are funny....

We just don't get viruses :lol:
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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Jack Flash » 26 Apr 12, 3:52 pm

Ah-chu

http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/1 ... ruses.html

http://midsizeinsider.com/en-us/article ... -mac-virus

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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Brandy » 26 Apr 12, 11:25 pm

OK OK OK!

I will rephrase..... I have never had a virus on my Mac.

My background as an IT professional for 15 years (10 years PC 5 years Mac). I never once had a Mac with a virus. I realize once Apple began using the Intel chip it became more susceptible to viruses but, I still haven't seen one.

Windows on the other hand had MANY MANY virus which also ran costly virus software.

I am not an expert by any means.. BUT....... I am a Mac girl :D

So you keep your yucky viruses to yourself :lmao:

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http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/1 ... ruses.html

http://midsizeinsider.com/en-us/article ... -mac-virus

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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Drew » 27 Apr 12, 11:50 am

The Cure
Answer:
Linux


As of 2006, there were at least 60 known security exploits targeting a the base installation of Mac OS X (with a Unix-based file system and kernel).[28] The number of viruses for the older Apple operating systems, known as Mac OS Classic, varies greatly from source to source, with Apple stating that there are only four known viruses, and independent sources stating there are as many as 63 viruses. Many Mac OS Classic viruses targeted the HyperCard authoring environment. The difference in virus vulnerability between Macs and Windows is a chief selling point, one that Apple uses in their Get a Mac advertising.[29] In January 2009, Symantec announced the discovery of a trojan that targets Macs.[30] This discovery did not gain much coverage until April 2009.[30]

While Linux, and Unix in general, has always natively blocked normal users from having access to make changes to the operating system environment, Windows users are generally not. This difference has continued partly due to the widespread use of administrator accounts in contemporary versions like XP. In 1997, when a virus for Linux was released – known as "Bliss" – leading antivirus vendors issued warnings that Unix-like systems could fall prey to viruses just like Windows.[31] The Bliss virus may be considered characteristic of viruses – as opposed to worms – on Unix systems. Bliss requires that the user run it explicitly, and it can only infect programs that the user has the access to modify. Unlike Windows users, most Unix users do not log in as an administrator user except to install or configure software; as a result, even if a user ran the virus, it could not harm their operating system. The Bliss virus never became widespread, and remains chiefly a research curiosity. Its creator later posted the source code to Usenet, allowing researchers to see how it worked.




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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Don't Blink » 27 Apr 12, 7:35 pm

super linux
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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Brandy » 27 Apr 12, 11:37 pm

SWEET!

THERE IS HOPE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Drew, Nice to meet ya :)

I can't believe you sited wikipedia LOL Adorable!

Drew wrote:The Cure
Answer:
Linux


As of 2006, there were at least 60 known security exploits targeting a the base installation of Mac OS X (with a Unix-based file system and kernel).[28] The number of viruses for the older Apple operating systems, known as Mac OS Classic, varies greatly from source to source, with Apple stating that there are only four known viruses, and independent sources stating there are as many as 63 viruses. Many Mac OS Classic viruses targeted the HyperCard authoring environment. The difference in virus vulnerability between Macs and Windows is a chief selling point, one that Apple uses in their Get a Mac advertising.[29] In January 2009, Symantec announced the discovery of a trojan that targets Macs.[30] This discovery did not gain much coverage until April 2009.[30]

While Linux, and Unix in general, has always natively blocked normal users from having access to make changes to the operating system environment, Windows users are generally not. This difference has continued partly due to the widespread use of administrator accounts in contemporary versions like XP. In 1997, when a virus for Linux was released – known as "Bliss" – leading antivirus vendors issued warnings that Unix-like systems could fall prey to viruses just like Windows.[31] The Bliss virus may be considered characteristic of viruses – as opposed to worms – on Unix systems. Bliss requires that the user run it explicitly, and it can only infect programs that the user has the access to modify. Unlike Windows users, most Unix users do not log in as an administrator user except to install or configure software; as a result, even if a user ran the virus, it could not harm their operating system. The Bliss virus never became widespread, and remains chiefly a research curiosity. Its creator later posted the source code to Usenet, allowing researchers to see how it worked.




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Re: Tools for checking and repairing your hard drive

Postby Drew » 05 Jun 12, 5:58 pm

Well I referenced Wikipedia because they have cited sources. Come back and see us sometime Mac users are welcome here too
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