I have a crate of 40gb hard drives that I need to stress test. I have a registered copy of Burn in Test by Passmark I'm using to test the hardware. I've run a few through already and 2 out of 3 are failing due to "Data Verify Failures". The help text that came with BiT aren't very specific. On the topic of Data Verify Failures all they say is this
"This is a serious error that indicates that the data read from the disk is NOT
the same as the data
that was written to the disk. This could indicate a hardware error."
I've tried to find information about this error online, but almost everything I find on google has to do with burning data to cd's. A few discussions I've seen have suggested that a Data Verify Failure could be as insignificant as a difference in the time stamp on a file.
My question to you all is this. How dangerous is this error? I need to know definitively whether we can rely on these hard drives or if we should toss them.
Passmark Burn in Test V6.0 Professional, Western Digital WD Caviar 40gb HD, a SATA/IDE to USB2 converter, WinXP
April 9, 2010 3:57 PM
April 9, 2010 9:37 PM