HDD disk formatted by Linux. How to check it?


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Hello,

I have an HDD disk located in my Popcorn Hour A-110 Network Video Player. I want to check its surface and bad blocks.
As I understood, this disk is a Linux formatted, something like ext3. Is there any way to connect it to Windows 10 PC and check its condition?
What program should I use, as I know Windows can't see such kind of disks.
 
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I have a couple of these. Don't use them anymore tbh
Along with the A100 and A210's

You are right they use the ext3 format.
As far as I am aware unless using a Linux machine it not easy?

If I remember correctly I went the long way round

Removed drive, inserted it into Windows PC and used windows disc manager to delete the partition.

Created new partition Windows could read and formatted it

Checked it using EASEUS (i think) then removed and placed back into PCH and let the PCH format back to ext3

Although it was a long time ago.

What size drive is it? Would it not be better if you are concerned to maybe buy a bigger newer drive?
The PCH A110 is quite an old machine now as you know :)
 
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The drive is not so big, but I can't remember how to format a new HDD in this Popcorn player.
And I'm a complete noob in Linux and don't have such machine.
Btw, you offered a long way :)
One of my friends told me about a free utility Victoria that can see the Linux EXT3 disc under Windows OS.
Will check it later and send a report here.
 
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