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What Is Surface Test? How to Do Disk Surface Test HDD/SSD on Windows 10
With the disk comes into increasing use, bad sectors will appear, and there will be more and more. The data stored in a bad sector may be corrupted or lost. How to know if there are bad sectors in the hard drive? You can make a surface test with a well-designed disk surface test tool.
What Is a Disk Surface Test?
A surface test is a scan of a hard drive (HDD or SSD) for bad sectors. Disk surface test does what it implies - it scans the hard disk surface, checks bad sectors, and marks bad sectors so that the computer knows they will be not used in the future.
EaseUS Partition Master comes to help with its Surface Test feature. It can identify bad sectors by reviewing the hard drive. When it finds bad sectors, it will mark those sectors with red color so that the system knows not to use them.
This partition manager software allows the bad sectors to be read, the data stored on the bad sector is still accessible, but they cannot be written to.
How to Do Disk Surface Test on Windows 10 with EaseUS Partition Master
Free download EaseUS Partition Master on your computer, then follow the steps below to perform a surface test on your hard drive.
If there are many bad sectors on your disk, and you want to migrate OS to SSD or HDD, you can also use EaseUS partition tool to help you make it with ease.
Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click the disk that you want to check, and then click "Surface Test".
Step 2. The operation will be immediately performed and all bad sectors will be marked as red.
It's Simple to Make Surface Test with EaseUS Partition Master
EaseUS Partition Master provides the simplest solution to perform a hard disk surface test in one click. This all-in-one disk management tool makes it easy to partition HDD/SSD to improve system performance.
- Transfer free disk space from one drive to another directly, such as move space from D drive to C drive.
- Resize/move partitions, create, format, delete, and merge partitions.
- Copy and clone an entire disk to another even the target partition is smaller than the source.
- Convert a logical partition to primary or primary partition to logical, FAT to NTFS partition, MBR disk to GPT, or GPT disk to MBR.
- Completely wipe out all the data on the hard disk to prevent information from being leaked or recovered.
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Updated by Tracy King
Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.
Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.
I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes. I also think the overall look and feel of EaseUS Partition Master Free makes whatever you're doing with your computer's partitions easy. Read More
Partition Master Free can Resize, Move, Merge, Migrate, and Copy disks or partitions; convert to local, change label, defragment, check and explore partition; and much more. A premium upgrade adds free tech support and the ability to resize dynamic volumes. Read More
It won't hot image your drives or align them, but since it's coupled with a partition manager, it allows you do perform many tasks at once, instead of just cloning drives. You can move partitions around, resize them, defragment, and more, along with the other tools you'd expect from a cloning tool. Read More
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