IBM - Hitachi Drive Fitness Test (DFT) is an effective tool for troubleshooting and testing hard drives. It offers fast, easy results for diagnosing various storage problems on your computer. The Drive Fitness Test (DFT) offers a fast, simple way to check various SCSI and IDE hard drives.
DFT is an software that can be downloaded from IBM's website for free. DFT is available in two modes, performance test and standard test. Performance test mode allows you to compare performance of recent hard drives with those of your current hard drives under test. It detects all defects on hard drives, including minor ones, making it easier for you to determine the type of hard drive error you are dealing with. It also has the ability to compare performance between different versions of the same software.
DFT comes with a utility, a diskette printer, an installation disk, a driver for hard drives, and an interpretation guide. The software has a feature tool that allows you to recover your most recently used files using an online tool. It also comes with an editor and a graphing program so you can debug or troubleshoot the diagnostic test.