following free hard disk drive utilities are only for Samsung
Hard Disk Drives. Using any of these utilities on a hard disk drive
that was not manufactured by Samsung will have adverse effects on that hard
Disk Manager Disk Manager provides support for Dynamic Drive Overlay, which will
allow older BIOSes to support large-capacity hard drives. Disk Manager
can also partition the drive.
Hardware Diagnostics There are three utilities depending on the model of your
hard disk drive for diagnosing hardware problems and performing low-level formats:
is a hardware diagnostic for older Samsung hard drives. Backing up data
before using SHDIAG is strongly advised.
made with the aim of testing a Samsung hard disk drive while it is installed
inside a PC, regardless of the status of user's operating system. It
is a good idea to test drive that is having problems with HUTIL
to see if it is truly defective to avoid possible unnecessary troubleshooting
or factory service. HUTIL includes EraseHDD, a utility that will
perform a low-level format including the partition table and Master Boot Record.
Data Advisor is a free hard disk
drive diagnostic utility available from
Data Advisor quickly assesses the
health of your hard disk drive, file structures, and computer memory
by identifying problems that could cause data loss. Don't worry if you
can't boot your system to Windows; Data
Advisor is self-booting, so it runs
even when your system won't.
Note: Ontrack DataRecovery is not
associated with Samsung, Inc. We provide this information
strictly as a courtesy to our customers and make no
representations about Data Advisor
or Ontrack DataRecovery.
the hard disk drive fails to pass the Samsung Diagnostic Utility's test, click
to request an exchange for your hard disk drive.