Several options are offered for verifying the defect-free status of your hard drive.
||Allows you to select hard drives drive and view status for all drives. This option is used if the computer has multiple hard drives installed and a certain drive needs to be tested.
|Check Smart Status
||Checks the Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) status of the hard drive.
||Performs a 1-2 minute 'intelligent' test of the selected drive. The Quick Test can determine with a high level of confidence that a drive is defect-free in a short amount of time. For maximum confidence, the Extended Test is recommended.
||Performs a detailed scan of the selected drive. The test time will vary depending on the size and speed of the hard drive. The performance of the computer also affects the test time. For example, a 160GB hard drive may take over an hour and a 500GB hdd may take over 2 hours to complete the test.
|Write Zeros To Drive
||Writes zeros to the hard drive. Full Erase and Quick Erase options are available.
- Full Erase - GWSCAN writes zeros to the drive, erasing the data in each sector of the hard drive.
- Quick Erase - GWSCAN writes zeros to the drive, erasing the data in the first and last million sectors of the hard drive.
|View Test Results
||Display results for last drive tested.
|Print Test Results
||Prints results for last drive tested. This option is not supported.
|Log File Open/Close
||Stores results for all drives tested in GWSCAN.LOG. This option is not supported.
||Displays the GWSCAN help file (GWSCAN.TXT).