I am new to mac and am looking for some tools. Maybe with all your experience you can guide me:
- Is there a similar program like HD Tune Pro (only PC) for MAC which will test the healt of a hard drive. Have had some issues
with several lacie drives and want to proactively check them on a regular basis. I know disk utility does a test but it is quite basic, giving only
ok or not ok. Would like to see a report of bad sectors, warnings, ...
- When I buy an external HDD (Lacie, WD) I do not know which hard drive is actually inside without opening the casing. Is there a tool
that can show the actual HDD drive brand in eg. Lacie D2 or WD My Book. (saw some videos where a WD casing is opened and there
is actually a Hitachi drive inside.
- slightly off topic : any ideas on best external HDD (doubting between WD and Lacie). Lacie D2 thunderbolt or 2big thunderbolt look nice, but have had some issues before with lacie rikiki disks (not sure if I can trust them anymore, and they all seem to have Seagate inside now, of which brand I hear a lot
of bad reports). Any thoughts on Raid 1 mirroring ? (Lacie 2 big vs WD Thunderbolt Duo)