Marius Patrascu, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / January 31, 2013
External USB hard drives have become very popular because they are fast and easy to use. They provide an extension of the computer's internal storage memory, without having to open the computer case. Using this type of programs you can test the functionality of your USB hard drive.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
With the new CheckIt Diagnostics you can diagnose problems with your hard drive and find problems with USB, FireWire and other ports, as well as routers. You can fix problems before they start and also discover hidden issues before disaster strikes, prevent surprises and hardware failures.
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The HddSpeedTest utility will offer two methods to test your drives speed. A high drive speed is essential for good performance. Especially if you are writing or reading a lot of data to/from your drives.You can also test floppy diskdrives, usb drives etc.
The PlexTools Professional HDD 3.1 software program is a diagnostic tool and will test the functions of your Plextor hard disc drives. The program is available for download free of charge and it features a multilingual graphic user interface featuring 8 European languages including English. The program is often bundled with Plextor external pocket hard disc drives.
Hard Disk Sentinel is intended for hard disk monitoring and analysis. It can identify causes of possible malfunctioning in the future. As excessive temperature is an indicator that something is not working properly as well as a cause of hard disk failure, this program can help you by monitoring this parameter and showing real-time values.