STB Suite

ATA Drive Confidence Test 1 (Quick QC)

This test is part of the STB Suite v8.1 and newer.

This test will provide a quick overview of the state of your SATA drive. This test will run in just a few minutes.

The test will check the drives SMART data to see if any SMART parameter has exceeded its corresponding threshold. It will also retrieve all of the drives SMART Self-Test logs and check if any self-test has ever failed. It will also read and optionally write 100MB data blocks at the beginning, middle, and end of the drive. Then the test will execute 10,000 random seek operations.

The progress and results of each test step is reported and may be written to a log file.

As each test step is begun its description will be colored blue. If the test results in an error the description will be marked red. If the test step is successful it will be marked green.


The test has one option:

  • Destructive – with this option checked the test will run write data integrity tests on the beginning, middle, and end sections of the drive.


If a test segment encounters an error its description will be marked in RED.

SMART Data: In the case of SMART data the test will fail if any SMART parameter value has exceeded its corresponding threshold value. The failing parameter data will be marked in the results window in RED.

SMART Logs: If any SMART self-test log reports a failure the test segment will fail. The self-test log which indicates a failure will be marked in the results window in RED.

Notes: This test will only run on drives which are connected to a native (motherboard) SATA port. Nvidia based SATA ports are not currently supported.