Sample of DM Script Writing — HDD

Please copy the content below and paste it in DriveMaster’s Script Window to run this sample script.

//"Cls" is used to clear the content in the log window.               
         //There is a set of print commands for user to display the information in the log window.               
         //PRNS[R], PRNL[R], PRNSL[R], PRNSX[R], PRNF               
   PRNS "=================================================="                
         //"Script" displays the name of current script; "VER" displays the version number                
         //of current DriveMaster; "DEVNAME" displays the information of current tested                
         //device including model number, serial number and firmware revision; "DATE"/"TIME"                
         //displays current date and time               
     SCRIPT; VER; DEVNAME; DATE; TIME               
     PRNS "=================================================="               
     PRNS "*** CLEAR DISK ***"               
     PRNS "*   BY DMA CMD   *"               
         //"Echo On" or "Echo Off" is used to control the display of command issued to be               
         //echoed to the Log window. Default is "Echo On"               
     ECHO OFF               
         //"Log1"/"Log2"/"LogOff" is used to control how detail information will be displayed                
         //on the Log Window when command failed. Default is "Log2"
         //"HaltErr On" or "HaltErr Off" is used to control if script will be halted                
         //when command fails. Default is "HaltErr Off"
  HALTERR ON                
         //"UPD ON" or "UPD OFF" is used to control how frequent the screen display will be                
         //refreshed. When "Upd On", the screen will be refreshed by every second; When "Upd Off",                
//the screen will be refreshed by each script line. Default is "UPD off"
         //UPD ON               
     PRNS "SOFT RESET"               
         //Issue "ATA Soft Reset" command
         //"Wait" will let script wait for number of milliseconds before continuing //to execute               
         //next script line.
  WAIT 2000               
         //Issue "Set Feature" command to set PIO mode 4
  SETF 3,0ch,0    //set PIO MODE 4            
         //Issue ATA "Identify" command
             SETF 3,45h,0    //set UDMA MODE 5 (UDMA100)  
         //Get the Total Lba address of the current tested HDD and save the value to variable "V0"               
         //V0-V99, G0-G99, I-I10, J-J10, K-K10 are DWORD Global variables for general purpose.               
         //Also user can define the meaningful variables/arrays by "DIM"
     V0 = totallba               
     PRNSL "total lba=",V0
     G8=256   //G8 is set for sector count per write/read
         //Math/logical/conditional/assignment operators work same as C language
     V0 = V0/1000            //shorten the size for sample purpose               
         //Issue "Read DMA" command with LBA 0, Length 256               
         //Besides ATA/ATAPI standard commands, user also can send Vendor specified ATA,ATAPI                
         //commands by using "WTF28", "WTF48", "PACKET"
  RDMA 0,256    //Issue Read DMA command               
         //There is a set of buffer filling commands to let user fill buffer with different                
         //patterns: PAT, PATI, PATZ, PATD, PATR, PATV, and PATF
     PATZ "WRITE"  //fill write buffer with 0               
     WDMA 0,256    //write from WRITE buffer               
     RDMA 0,256    //read to READ buffer               
         //Also there is a set of buffer management commands to let user control buffer easily.               
         //RPOINT, WPOINT, RR[W], RW[W], WRB[W], WWB[W], R[B]FILE, W[B]FILE, SAVB(O)               
  CMP           //compare READ and WRITE buffer               
     PRNSR "Write Start "; time               
     PRNS ""               
     G8=256   //sector count per write/read               
         //"For...EndFor" let user control scripts in loop. Similar commands include                
         //"Do...Until", "While...EndWhile"            
  FOR (G9=0; G9<(V0-1); G9+=G8 )               
         //"PRNF" will let user print information into a formatted text.
      PRNF "\r UDMA WRITE LBA %09ld  ", G9               
         //"If...ElseIf...Else...EndIf" will let user control conditional execution
      IF ( (G9+G8)>=V0 ) G8=V0-G9; ENDIF  //CHECK OUT OF BOUND               
      WDMA  G9,G8               
     PRNS ""               
     PRNSR "Write End"; time               
     G8=256   //sector count per write/read
     PRNSR "Read Start"; time               
     FOR (G9=0; G9<(V0-1); G9+=G8 )               
      PRNF "\r UDMA READ LBA %09ld", G9               
      IF ( (G9+G8)>=V0 ) G8=V0-G9; ENDIF  //CHECK OUT OF BOUND               
      RDMA  G9,G8               
      G7=G8*512; //bytes               
         //"CmpSet" works with "Cmp" together to control the location/size of buffer comparison                
         //instead of comparing the whole buffers by default.
   CMPSET 1,0,G7    //type, offset, size               
     PRNS ""               
     PRNSR "Read End "; time               
         //Restore to the defaults Logging control parameters
  ECHO ON               
             HaltErr Off               
             Upd OFF               
             Prns "End of Test" 
         //User also can use "Sub"/"Call" functions to generate more complex scripts as needed.