Aiken Workbench includes testing tools to check the condition of the most important components. All the tests can be performed by the 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 then analyzed to determine if the drive is in a healthy state.
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.
The Workbench informs both of the actual percentage of useful capacity and of the current charge level of the batteries. It also includes a battery duration test that discharges the batteries until they are exhausted and then saves the total time elapsed into the database.
The panels of laptops and monitors can be tested by showing the basic colors successively, so dead/lit pixels and other anomalies are easily spotted.
The Workbench activates this test when it detects the presence of a Touchscreen, and allows the operator to test the touch input.
The Workbench detects when the user input is coming from the integrated touchpad on laptops, which allows to verify the cursor movement and the press of buttons.