Seagate SeaTools s a free hard drive testing programming for DOS that runs autonomous from your working framework. Seagate give an iso file which should be copied to a CD. Thinking about that CD/DVD drives are quick vanishing, and most PCs nowadays bolster booting of a USB drive, it makes life simpler if the iso get changed over into USB bootable. It is in reality simple to do it on a Mac utilizing the accompanying advances:
a) Download Seatools for DOS from Seagate webpage (http://www.seagate.com/bolster/downloads/seatools/)
b) Open the iso file downloaded. Straightforward double tapping should mount the file on your work area. Open the mounted organizer, and concentrate the SeaTools.ima to your work area.
c) Rename SeaTools.ima to SeaTools.img (Accept the notice discourse box)
d) Insert a USB drive that you will utilize. Note that any information on this drive will be totally eradicated.
e) Start your terminal window and discover the USB drive identifier:
. Make sure that you get the correct disk identifier. In this case it was /dev/disk1.
/dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 249.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 250.0 GB disk0s4 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *16.0 GB disk1 1: Windows_FAT_32 KINGSTON 16.0 GB disk1s1
f) Unmount the usb disk folder by the following commands in your terminal window:
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
g) Copy the contents of thefile to USB drive
sudo dd if=Desktop/of=/dev/disk1
Thats all! You’ll get a USB drive that boot to SeaTools. One thing that I have seen with the SeaTools is that in the event that you have set the drives to be found through AHCI mode in your profiles, it may not generally recognize the drives. It is smarter to change the drive location to IDE for it to work dependably.
For those hoping to utilize a similar strategy on a Windows machine, this connection should help your out:
http://blog.nowherelan.com/2013/04/04/boot-seatools-off-of-a-usb-drive/. For Linux and BSD, the method ought to basically continue as before as Mac on a basic level, despite the fact that the circle identifier and unmounting charges may be extraordinary. dd should take a shot by any stretch of the imagination.
In case that you have a Windows machine
1. Download SeaTools_Bootable_USB_Kit.zip and concentrate to work area.
2. Double tap Win32DiskImager.exe to dispatch “Win32 Disk Imager” which we use to make the bootable USB circle.
3. Utilize the “Organizer” symbol in “Win32 Disk Imager” to peruse the “SeaTools.img” file situated in same envelope.
4. Ensure the removable device is connected to your PC and you are prepared to free any information on that circle, Click “State” and let the bootable USB creation process begin.
5. Once finished your removable USB drive ought to have files like the ones beneath.
6. Have your PC boot from this recently made SeaTools For DOS usb drive and you will dispatch specifically into the interface as demonstrated as follows.
How to use SeaTools Diagnostics?
1.) It is proposed to close all different applications previously running hard plate demonstrative, so as to keep the drive concentrated on SeaTools however much as could reasonably be expected.
2.) Please keep the PC completely fueled on. Power administration controls may should be suspended while doing long tests. Ensure you have the PC connected to by control supply to a primary divider attachment.
Tap on the Start or Windows symbol catch in the base left corner of your Windows work area.
- Select Control Panel.
- Select Power Options.
- Select “Change design settings”
- Select “Change propelled control settings”
- Grow the Hard Disks in this window
The setting “Kill hard circle after” ought to be set to “Never” while running any SeaTools for Windows test.
3.) Select the Drives to Test. Seagate, Samsung, LaCie, and Maxtor drive models are altogether upheld drives. If it’s not too much trouble securely expel all other hard drives aside from the drive(s) that you need to test.
4.) Select the Tests to Run. A menu of the conceivable symptomatic tests is appeared. Select the test that you might want to perform. You should reinforcement the greater part of your information before running tests that have alternatives to “Fix”. The test will start instantly. These tests include:
- Fix all
- S.M.A.R.T. check
- Short Drive Self Test
- Short Generic
- Long Generic (advance in 1% augments and may take a few hours to finish)
5.) Upon finishing of running the diagnostics, a log for each drive is spared to the program establishment envelope. You can read the log by tapping on Help>View Log File. You can likewise see a log about the test comes about by tapping on either “Pass Info”or “Come up short Info”, contingent upon the consequences of the test, when the test is done by the “Help” alternative. At that point you will see three tabs: “Pass Info”, “Guarantee Checker”, and “View Log File.”