Is it possible to check an unpartitioned, unformatted hard disk drive (HDD) for errors?
Hello, I'm wondering if this is possible? I don't think so because I believe the disk check utility has to read and write to the disk to check for errors. If the disk is not formatted (which requires partitioning) this will not be possible.
I am building a new system and I want to check the HDD (3TB Seagate Barracuda) before I install the OS (Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit).
Any suggestions are appreciated.
P.S. I couldn't figure out the best forum (Newbie, Hardware, General) and this is kind of a Newbie question so I put it here.
Last edited by d0006; 03-15-2013 at 04:35 PM.