Free TOSHIBA Hard Drive Test Software: Check And Repair Your Hard Drive

If you don’t know the suitable TOSHIBA hard drive test software, you can refer to this article. We will share the methods to test TOSHIBA hard drive with CMD and two powerful disk testers.


By Tina / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How can I find out TOSHIBA hard drive test software?

" I have Toshiba Portable 1TB 2.5" HDD Hard Disk. Recently it stopped working after my machine restarted when the hard disk was in working state. So my windows PC was not able to find it connected. I know from experience that each hard drive manufacturer develops their own diagnostic software to determine if a hard drive is bad or failing. Does anyone know if there is an official manufacturer hard drive test software for Toshiba? Thanks.

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Why need to test TOSHIBA hard drive?

Toshiba is a hard disk manufacturer and semiconductor manufacturer in Japan, which enjoys a good reputation in the world. With the advantages of large capacity, high-cost performance, and good stability, Toshiba hard drive is loved by many users.

TOSHIBA Hard Drive

However, when you encounter the Toshiba hard drive suddenly not working properly issue, you need to test it to find out the triggering factors. Besides, you also need to test a new Toshiba hard drive, making sure that it can work properly. 

Therefore, in the following content, we will share the methods to use CMD and two software to test TOSHIBA hard drive.

How to test TOSHIBA hard drive

Here we provides you multiple ways to test TOSHIBA hard drive. It also compatible with other hard drives such as Kingston, Samsung, Intel, etc.

▶ Run S.M.A.R.T. hard drive test

First, you can perform S.M.A.R.T. tests on the Toshiba hard drive. S.M.A.R.T. refers to Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, this operation can check and analyze all parts of the hard drive,  then provide you with a detailed report about the hard drive.

Step 1. Press "Windows" and input "cmd" in the taskbar, then select "Run as administrator".

Step 2. In the new window, type "wmic diskdrive get status" and press "Enter". When the result is "OK", your hard drive is healthy. If you see "Pred Fail", there're at least one error on your hard drive.

WMIC Diskdrive Get Status

▶ Check for bad sectors with the CHKDSK command

You can also check and repair your Toshiba hard drive with the help of the CHKDSK command.

Step 1. Press "Windows" and type "cmd" in the task bar, then click "Run as administrator". Type "chkdsk/?" and press "Enter", all drives will be listed out.

Step 2. Type "chkdsk X:" to test the "X" drive (you can replace "X" with the target drive letter), or type "chkdsk X: /f" to repair the errors in the target drive.

CHKDSK Disk Error

Note: When the target drive is in use, you will be advised: "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)". Type "Y" if you accept this suggestion.

▶ Use TOSHIBA Storage Diagnostic Tool to test TOSHIBA hard drive

As a well-known hard disk company, Toshiba has also designed a tester for its own hard drive - TOSHIBA Storage Diagnostic Tool. It can scan all or part of the TOSHIBA hard drive for read errors. Please refer to the following steps to use this hard drive testing software for TOSHIBA.

Step 1. In TOSHIBA Storage official website, download and install it, then you will see the hard drive listed in the main interface.

Main Interface

Step 2. In the Drive list, click the target drive you want to test.

Click Target Drive

Step 3. Click "Function(U)" and "Start/Stop Diagnostics Scan" in turn.

Click Function

Step 4. There are two options here: "Quick Scan" and "Full Scan". Click "Quick Scan" and click "Yes".

Quick Scan TOSHIBA

Quick Scan: It will perform a quick scan on a part of the hard disk.

Full Scan: It will scan the entire hard drive and it will take a long time.

Step 5. In the "Test Status" column, you can view the basic test results of the target TOSHIBA hard drive.

View the Result

 ▶ Try the best software to test TOSHIBA hard drive

As you can see, the above methods either require mastery of the entered commands, or only roughly scan Toshiba hard drive. Therefore, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard - an easier and more effective software to test TOSHIBA hard drive.

It provides you with more comprehensive TOSHIBA hard drive testing services. With it, you will freely test your hard drive for health condition, receiving the most detailed report on it. Besides, you can also effectively fix problems like bad sectors on the hard drive.

Moreover, you can also enjoy other free disk management functions, including wipe hard drive of TOSHIBA, resize/format/create partitions, totally clean up TOSHIBA hard drive, etc.

Download and see how this TOSHIBA hard drive test software works.

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✦ Method 1. Check Disk Health

The S.M.A.R.T. test can check the TOSHIBA hard drive, showing you the health condition of it.

Step 1. Install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Right-click the drive you want to check, click "Properties" and "Health(SMART)" in turn to see the health situation of it.

Disk Health

Step 2. If the result is "Health Status: Good", your disk is in a good condition and don't need to be optimized. If the status is "Caution", you can still use it normally. When it shows Bad, you should clone the hard disk to another, preventing the data lose.

Bad Condition

Step 3. You can click "View details" to see the abnormal S.M.A.R.T. values(the red ones).

Health Status

Step 4. When the health condition is bad, you can return to the main interface. Then right-click on the partitions on the TOSHIBA hard drive and click "Check Partition".

Check Partition

Step 5. Click "Check partition and fix errors in this partition by using chkdsk.exe", then click "OK".

Check Partition And Fix Errors

Step 6. Wait for a while, then click "OK" when you see the following window.

Click OK

 ✦ Method 2. Make disk speed test

After checking each partition of the Toshiba hard drive and repairing bad sectors, you can also test its running speed. Details are as follows.

Step 1. Open this TOSHIBA hard drive test software, click "Test" and select "Disk Speed Test".

Disk Speed Test

Step 2. Choose a drive on the target hard drive and click "Start".

Start Test

Step 3. It is working on the test, you can get the result soon.


Step 4.  If you want to perform a deep test, click "Pro Mode".

Pro Mode

Step 5. You can see more information in the new window.

Pro Mode Interface

Tip: If you want to do the disk test on Windows Server PC, you can turn to the Server Edition.

Bonus reading: How to fix "TOSHIBA hard drive not working properly" issue

When the hard drive still can not work properly after checking and repairing it, you can try to defrag the disk. If there is still no effect, you can turn to the Professional Version to migrate your current hard drive to another as soon as possible.

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Step 1. Connect a new hard drive with your PC, click "Clone" menu and "Clone Disk".

Disk Copy Wizard

Step 2. In the new window, click "Clone Disk Quickly" and "Next". 


Step 3. Select the TOSHIBA hard drive as your source drive and click "Next".

Source Disk

Step 4. Choose the new hard drive and tick "Optimize the performance of SSD", then click "Next".

Target One

Step 5. In the popped window, set the size of the partitions on the destination drive.


Step 6. Click "Apply" and "Proceed" to start the disk cloning task.


Last line

How to find out and use a TOSHIBA hard drive test software? In this post, we have share some tools to test your TOSHIBA hard drive, including CMD, TOSHIBA Storage Diagnostic Tool and AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. If you want to test and repair your hard drive, AOMEI can be your best choice.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.