I did a search beforehand and I don't think a similar question has been asked before.
I have two hard disk drives – a 1TB Seagate and a 1TB Western Digital. My Seagate drive crashed a while back and I suspect it may have some damaged sectors. I was just wondering what is the best way to perform a hard drive scan in Ubuntu and check hard disk health in general? I know both Seagate and WD provide their own software for scanning and repairing drives – can these be installed in Ubuntu? If not then can anyone tell me what method is recommended? Or, is it better to use the manufacturer's proprietary software through Windows?