I noticed there were two updates to two major pieces of software that I use in shop on a daily basis.
The first being update being Memtest version 2.01 which can be downloaded here: http://www.memtest.org/download/2.01/memtest86+-2.01.iso.zip – You’ll need to unzip the file to your desktop and burn it with some type of burning program like Nero or Alcohol 120% (which I also use on a daily basis).
Second, Hitachi has updated their Drive Fitness Test tool to run diagnostic tests on hard drives. I find that the Hitachi DFT works on ALL hard drives and is very conclusive as to whether or not the hard drive you are testing is bad. Hitachi Drive Fitness Test can be downloaded here: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v412_b01.iso
Same instructions as the Memtest, burn ISO image to CD and use away!