Windows 10: User friendly way to test SSD HD

Discus and support User friendly way to test SSD HD in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Is there a user friendly way to test an SSD HD? Have downloaded a few bits of software that give a load of numbers and no explanation of how bad the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by woldsweather, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. User friendly way to test SSD HD


    Is there a user friendly way to test an SSD HD? Have downloaded a few bits of software that give a load of numbers and no explanation of how bad the drive is?

    :)
     
    woldsweather, Feb 14, 2016
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  2. FE_975 Win User

    Windows 10 - New PC, move user accounts from SSD to HD, securely

    Ive just got a new W10 PC. It has a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HD.

    I Turned it on, created one (local Admin) account, installed W10, and updated.

    I now have to create three user accounts that I wish to be on the HD not the SSD, and to be secure from each other such that user 1 cannot see the files of user 2 and user 3 etc.

    I signed into User 1 and as a test used the Documents folder location move option to move it to the HD. It moved OK and took the documents with it.

    But when I signed into user 2, I could see and open these documents, which I do not want.

    Question - Whats the easiest way to move these folders and keep them secure to each user? Can I move the profile in one go, or do I have to move Documents, Photos, Music and Video for each user one at a time?

    Thanks
     
    FE_975, Feb 14, 2016
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  3. FE_975 Win User
    W10 home - Move program files securely from SSD to HD

    I have a new W10 PC, it has a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HD. I wish to create a secure Program Files and Program Files (x86) on the HD, such that any future programs can be installed to it. BUT, I want them to be secure, such that a standard user can see and execute them
    but cannot delete or alter them.

    If I install a program like firefox ( example ) to the HD, I can get it to install there but any user on my system seems to be able to also write to the folders and even delete them. Not perfect. If I install it to the default SSD then it is secure.

    Question:

    Is there any easy way to make all future Programs install to the HD, even if I have to manually tell it to do so each time, in a secure way?

    Thanks

    PS, See this post for original question -
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/windows-10-new-pc-move-user-accounts-from-ssd-to/23b66112-4e3c-4def-97f6-d026333539cc
    Any suggestions on that would be appreciated.
     
    FE_975, Feb 14, 2016
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  4. Winuser Win User

    User friendly way to test SSD HD

    Why do you you think the drive is going bad?
     
    Winuser, Feb 14, 2016
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  5. Pre boot tests came up with beeping and an error
     
    woldsweather, Feb 14, 2016
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  6. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Many manufacturers have software to monitor their drives, like Samsung's Magician. These will give basic diagnostic status.

    A program a lot of folks like is HD Tune. Another is AS SSD Benchmark, Crystal Disk, SSDLIfe.

    Please explain "Pre boot tests". That could mean a few things.
     
  7. Winuser Win User
    The first thing I would suggest is backup to another drive anything you don't want to lose. Even if the drive isn't going bad it always pays to have backups.
     
    Winuser, Feb 14, 2016
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  8. User friendly way to test SSD HD

    No need . Only windows on the SSD with errors. All data on 4 other drives.
     
    woldsweather, Feb 14, 2016
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  9. THe pre boot test are from the BIOS

     
    woldsweather, Feb 14, 2016
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  10. I have run some of these you mention and I get a lot of meaningless numbers so I was hoping for one that said - your have a bad drive or similar layman termsa.

     
    woldsweather, Feb 14, 2016
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  11. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Beeping, and errors on POST (Power On Startup Test) mean that there is a hardware problem or BIOS problem.
    The POST will signal GOOD with one beep on systems that still have a motherboard speaker.

    You can clear up many POST problems by doing a "CMOS Reset" (or ClearCMOS, or CLRTC)


    If there is a hardware problem, and you suspect it is the SSD, you can test by physically disconnecting the SSD (unplug the data and power connectors with PC off) and then starting the computer. You should disconnect ALL hard drives for this test.
    The OS will not start of course. You will get an error message telling you there is no operating system. That's OK. You just want to see if you get the POST error without any hard drives installed.
    Let us know the results.

    Now Dells also have their own diagnostic startup process and this can occur after the POST. It is important to know when you get the beeping.
    If it is the Dell diagnostic beeping then you can usually find a diagnostic code (either with lights or alpha-numerical LEDs) that can be looked up to see what they error could be caused by.
    Let us know if this is the case.

    I gave you the instructions to post images on TenForums so you could post the hard drive diagnostic results. Someone here can look at those and tell you what the numbers mean.

    Typical ClearCMOS/CLRTC Procedure:

    • Note all your current BIOS settings
    • Find the CLRTC jumper block on your motherboard (check your manual)
    • Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
    • Remove the 3v motherboard battery.
    • Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
    • Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
    • Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
    • Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
    • Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time in BIOS.
     
  12. b1rd Win User
    Hi woldsweather,

    What about some software, as mentioned above, to at least give you a preliminary look at what the condition is?

    There's SSDlife Free 2.5.82, that's free (obviously). It will show a basic condition report. Another better option is Hard Disk Sentinel. I'm not sure what the price is, but they might have a 'try before you buy' option. They were giving it away for a day the other week at no charge, so I was able to grab a copy. It is impressive.

    SSD Life (Free)


    User friendly way to test SSD HD [​IMG]


    Hard Disk Sentinel

    User friendly way to test SSD HD [​IMG]
     
  13. User friendly way to test SSD HD

    [OK many thanks for your help. Some results to follow.

    QUOTE=b1rd;569870]Hi ,


    What about some software, as mentioned above, to at least give you a preliminary look at what the condition is?

    There's SSDlife Free 2.5.82, that's free (obviously). It will show a basic condition report. Another better option is Hard Disk Sentinel. I'm not sure what the price is, but they might have a 'try before you buy' option. They were giving it away for a day the other week at no charge, so I was able to grab a copy. It is impressive.

    SSD Life (Free)

    Attachment 64455

    Hard Disk Sentinel
    Attachment 64456


    b1rd[/QUOTE]
     
    woldsweather, Feb 15, 2016
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  14. It appears its my data file rather than the OCD SSD that's faulty? This is backed up twice to 2 external HD's so fone there. Worth reformatting it?


     
    woldsweather, Feb 15, 2016
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  15. CountMike New Member
    CountMike, Feb 15, 2016
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