In geral for all brands Which software is the best to find out if the HDD is readable and original and which software is best to detect HDD errors and badblocks?
If the Chinese changed the firmware and SMART will the HDD badblocks and errors never be shown?
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The ones worried regarding product authenticity, they never ever buy HDD from China, no matter what.
My recommended WD software for HDD inspection …
WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics / DLGDIAG V1.37 Year 2020
This tool tested successfully both of my fresh drives (HGST) UltraStar WD Gold 2TB.