Hard drive health of a usb drive

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#1

I have tried different utilities for my internal drive which are fine. I had a WD usb drive which was making a sort of clicking noise and windows 7 asked me to check the drive, where i did the complete check of fixing sectors. There has not been any clicking but i wanted to make sure the drive is fine.

I am guessing smart can not be found over usb thus i would have to remove the drive???


#2

Hi,

for that WD drive, you should be able to check it using WD’s Data Lifeguard software, which is available from wdc.com

You might also try smartmontools, preferably from a Linux Live CD.

Michael