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This depends on what you are looking for. If you just want to see the SMART data to verify the SMART status of the drive, there's hundreds of utilities that do this. I usually recommend [https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/|CrystalDiskInfo] or [https://www.hdsentinel.com/|Hard Disk Sentenial] for this.
 
If you want to test the drive to make sure it isn't failing, the free option for this is to download the testing tools that are relevant to what hard drive you have. All of the major manufacturers should offer this. If this is not the case, then you will likely need to pay for one. In the paid mode with Hard Disk Sentenial, the option to test the drive is made available. However, other utilities also exist. In some cases, testing the drive CAN widewipe the data, so make a backup just to be safe. The utility should warn you if this is the case so you have prior warning, but this may not always be the case.
If you want to test the drive to make sure it isn't failing, the free option for this is to download the testing tools that are relevant to what hard drive you have. All of the major manufacturers should offer this. If this is not the case, then you will likely need to pay for one. In the paid mode with Hard Disk Sentenial, the option to test the drive is made available. However, other utilities also exist. In some cases, testing the drive CAN widewipe the data, so make a backup just to be safe. The utility should warn you if this is the case so you have prior warning, but this may not always be the case.

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This depends on what you are looking for. If you just want to see the SMART data to verify the SMART status of the drive, there's hundreds of utilities that do this. I usually recommend ]https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/|CrystalDiskInfo[https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/|CrystalDiskInfo] or [https://www.hdsentinel.com/|Hard Disk Sentenial] for this.
This depends on what you are looking for. If you just want to see the SMART data to verify the SMART status of the drive, there's hundreds of utilities that do this. I usually recommend ]https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/|CrystalDiskInfo[https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/|CrystalDiskInfo] or [https://www.hdsentinel.com/|Hard Disk Sentenial] for this.
 
If you want to test the drive to make sure it isn't failing, the free option for this is to download the testing tools that are relevant to what hard drive you have. All of the major manufacturers should offer this. If this is not the case, then you will likely need to pay for one. In the paid mode with Hard Disk Sentenial, the option to test the drive is made available. However, other utilities also exist. In some cases, testing the drive CAN wide the data, so make a backup just to be safe.

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This depends on what you are looking for. If you just want to see the SMART data to verify the SMART status of the drive, there's hundreds of utilities that do this. I usually recommend ]https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/|CrystalDiskInfo] or [https://www.hdsentinel.com/|Hard Disk Sentenial] for this.

If you want to test the drive to make sure it isn't failing, the free option for this is to download the testing tools that are relevant to what hard drive you have. All of the major manufacturers should offer this. If this is not the case, then you will likely need to pay for one. In the paid mode with Hard Disk Sentenial, the option to test the drive is made available. However, other utilities also exist. In some cases, testing the drive CAN wide the data, so make a backup just to be safe.

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