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Hard Disk Validator - Scan your hard disk for bad sector
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Hard disks have a limited life time and it pays to be prepared for their demise, because you can never be sure when they will just stop working. Hard Disk Validator can give you an idea of a hard disk's health. It can help you figure out if you can still hold on to your hard drive or if it's time to look for a replacement. This way, you can be prepared for the worse. You could start moving your valuable data way before your hard disk decides it doesn't want to work anymore.

Hard Disk Validator is a freeware utility, which you can have up and running in no time, since it doesn't need to be installed. It is compatible with all popular Windows versions and it doesn't ask for any special tools or services. Also, you don't have to sacrifice a significant amount of resources to run the application.

The software has a compact user interface, with only a few simple controls. The largest part of the window consists of a graphical representation of your hard disk's sectors, just like in a defragmentation tool. You can target one of your local disks or a removable drive, choose between several operations, after which you only need to click a button to get started.

You can set Hard Disk Validator to perform a simple read test, which scans the surface of the targeted disk, to identify bad sectors. As the application scans your drive, the aforementioned grid will be colored gradually. Good sectors, bad or damaged ones or IO errors are represented by different colors.

Besides reading a disk and identifying good or bad sectors, the software can be set to perform other operations as well. Power outages are a usual cause for bad sectors, because the system is interrupted when writing data. Fortunately, Hard Disk Validator can wipe data in damaged sectors, if it finds any, to make them usable again. Alternatively, you can set it to overwrite data in bad sectors, verify them and then attempt to restore them.

With Hard Disk Validator's help, you can figure out if your hard disk is still worth keeping or needs replacing, way before you lose precious data, due to an unexpected disk failure.

You can scan hard disks for bad or damaged sectors. The software can attempt to fix bad sectors or wipe data from damaged ones. Hard Disk Validator is lightweight and you can have it up and running in no time.

There are no obvious drawbacks to mention.

You can download Hard Disk Validator free here.
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Hard Disk Validator has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 10 Aug 2018. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Hard Disk Validator 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential
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