Questions related to testing of physical components of a computer or any other digital or electronic device. It is recommended to specify the model of your hardware in this question.

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How can I simulate a defect drive in Windows?

(First question here ...) I'm a software engineer, and in my team I'm also in charge of checking all logged errors that our servers or "fat clients" produce. When I see something new, I'm meant to ...
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Identifying test coverage for item without detailed specification

I am working in a HW area. Recently I have been given a device to test (just hardware validation) but there is no detailed specification, just a block diagram where each block performs certain ...
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Suggest cameras for screen capture in Automated Testing

I recently wrote an automated firmware test for a handheld oscilloscope, where I obtain screenshots using its own screenshot feature, then process the images using OCR software. Now I am requested to ...
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Is there any standard/guideline to follow on HW testing as ISO9126?

For software, it is often beneficial to use ISO9126/25010 as a roadmap for test coverage (e.g. functionality, reliability ...) and I wonder, is there something like that for HW? Some categorization I ...
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Network switch replacement testing

I've been asked to provide a list of requirements and test cases for a network switch replacement. Typically I work on Software Development projects so am unsure how to proceed. Does anyone have ...
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How to test hardware of random number generators?

A hardware random number generator is an electronic device that plugs into a computer and produces genuine random numbers. I would like to know: How to test hardware random number generators? What ...
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What are the implications of adding ISO 15288 after ISO 12207?

This question is aimed at QA people who have already adopted ISO 12207. Do any of you have experience with ISO 15288 as well? How does the act of adopting 15288 after starting with 12207 affect ...
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Testing Server/Workstation Hardware specs recommendations?

I wanted to reach out and get some opinions of Testing hardware. Should I use VMs or a stand-alone tower? If I use VMs, what would be some recommended hardware specs for the hosting server? If a ...
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Operating system restoration

I'm currently setting up a couple of systems to test the company software, and I require the ability to "flash" the hard drives of the machines at any point in time, and restore them to their fresh ...
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What other standards exist for Hardware QA?

I have been tasked with considering standards that can be used for hardware testing and QA - the hardware in this case being, for example, DAQ (DAC/ADC) and timing systems for diagnostics in a physics ...
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Replacement for Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF)

I am looking for a replacement to Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF) which is deprecated on the Windows 7 WDK, especially for one supporting USB 3.0
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Is there a PC or MAC laptop built for QA work?

I am new at the QA role, and need to do QA for websites my company builds/maintains/hosts. Need a MAC or a PC laptop that can run as VM running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and MAC OS. Ideal ...