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Configuration problem (need some tutorials) HDS 5.30 PRO

PostPosted: 2019.01.18. 15:30
by Nero
Configuration problem. The first block 0 and the last 9999 - it does not tell me anything at all. I know all cylinders, all partitions, but there are no important options in the program, or they are completely incomprehensible to the average user. I need some tutorials.
Example: How to set: Start Cylinder: 12 End Cylinder: 14592 (partition C:\).
OR
Example: Start Cylinder: 438638 End Cylinder: 486401 (partition L:\)
How do I set up scan for individual partitions?

Re: Configuration problem (need some tutorials) HDS 5.30 PRO

PostPosted: 2019.01.18. 16:36
by hdsentinel
As the Help describes, the complete surface (all addressable sectors) divided to 10000 blocks, so each blocks represent 1/10000 of the complete disk capacity. During the surface test, you can see the size of each blocks (see the upper right corner).

For example, if you have 1 TB hard disk, then each blocks = 100 MB.
If you have a 300 GB partition -> then you can specify start block = 0, last block = 2999 to test the area used by that partition.
And if you have a 2nd partition on the rest, then you can specify start block = 3000, last block = 9999 to test the area used by that partition.
(or you may adjust the values slightly, eg. test 0 - 3049 and 2950 - 9999)

As the surface test performs at low level (sector-level), it is not possible to specify logical drive (and especially not cylinders, heads, sectors - as these values are not valid for modern disk drives). But this is not required at all, as you can specify part of the drive to be tested with this option.

This is why it is possible to test even disks which contain no partition(s) or partition(s) formatted under Linux/MAC which may be not readable under Windows (but the drive can be tested, diagnosed, repaired by Hard Disk Sentinel).

Moreover, this way all sectors outside the partitions (eg. partition table/MBR, hidden sectors, etc.) are tested properly.

Re: Configuration problem (need some tutorials) HDS 5.30 PRO

PostPosted: 2019.01.24. 20:37
by Nero
Another tool without problems identifies (additionally the utility shows all information number cylinders) which partition on the hard drive I want to scan with 100% accuracy. I still don't know how to scan with 100% accuracy in HDS.
How do I convert values to 100% accuracy?

Why another tool is able to scan any partition? (very easy).... Help-it is still unclear to me.

Re: Configuration problem (need some tutorials) HDS 5.30 PRO

PostPosted: 2019.01.24. 20:42
by Nero
I tested this and does not scan the partition I want. How do I set it up, I have 32 partitions