Aiken Workbench includes testing tools to check the condition of the most important components. All tests can be performed by technicians while an erasure or imaging operation is ongoing in the background.
The historic information stored on the drives by the SMART diagnosis firmware is retrieved and analysed to determine if the drive is in a healthy state.
Optical drives can be tested in a non-disruptive way, just by inserting a test CD/DVD that contains a specific pattern of files that the program will read automatically.
All USB ports can be tested by inserting any USB device. The Workbench detects and displays the model of the device and compares the total number of detected devices with the expected number.