This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
So now I have a nice new WesternDigital. And when the guy was writing up the sale slip he said "You'll test this out first thing, right?".
Being in the kind of place where they have boxes of things stacked to the rafters, and surrounded by uber-geeks, I wanted to pocket my anti-static-bag wrapped HD and leave without embarassing myself. (no manuals, no retail boxes, this OEM-ville and besides geeks like us don't need no stinking boxes)
So how about it... asides from Windows Scandisk, is there a really good tool out there for discovering bad sectors on a brand new 80GB hard drive ?