Five tools to keep Windows systems in top shape


With this tool, you can scan for errors, show S.M.A.R.T. attributes, and change a limited number of HDD parameters (such as AAM and APM). The storage device tests include: verification in linear mode, reading in linear mode, erasing in linear mode, and reading in Butterfly mode.


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