Not all new hard drives were created equal, so it is a good idea to add incoming inspection of new hard drives to your process. At Disk Drive Solutions, we have already done the dirty work and have created a lean process designed to eliminate wasted processing time while still making a great inspection.
Some of the processes included in this inspection are S.M.A.R.T. check for quick verification, write tests, transfer rate tests, random sector verifications, and of course multiple power cycle tests. It has been known that during the first few dozen power cycles, new drive flaws can be exposed.
If you'd like access to this process, please contact us and we can share it with you for your system.