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[*] Post 495890 posted on 16-6-2015 at 18:04 Reply With Quote
Computer Diagnostic Software Programs

There is likely to be no more opinionated views on just about any topic concerning computers than the subject of diagnostic software. They have been around as both freeware and fee based since the dawn of time so none of them that are available at this point should fall into the category of immature technology. All the hard drive manufacturers have free tools, i. e., who should know more about the health of a HD than the folks who designed and made them?

The question that I would like to raise on this forum is the topic of just how good are ANY of them re hard drive analysis; I'm also including raising the issue of false positives (nothing wrong when there really is), and false negatives; in theory, in terms of the accuracy of a scan, there should be a way of objectively separating the good, bad, & the indifferent programs (re consistent accurate results), but is that really the case? And of course the MS OSs have their own built in tools.

So when all is said and done, for home users is it simply a case of running, let's say, two of them (the free ones) and if both results are the same, that's really all there is to it?
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[*] Post 495891 posted on 16-6-2015 at 18:41 Reply With Quote

That's what o was about to suggest. But when they disagree, you need a third opinion.
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[*] Post 495896 posted on 17-6-2015 at 03:04 Reply With Quote

Ditto, it gets confusing as, are you attempting to diagnose hardware issues or software issues. Hardware - the manufacturer's utilities should be the "go to" tools. Software.......the opinions are endless.
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