Exercising ATA disks in hopes of revealing errors

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Apr 17 18:48:59 UTC 2007

At 11:56 AM 4/17/2007, Doug Poland wrote:
>I've just come into possesion of a bunch of 80GB ATA drives.  I'd like
>to quickly and efficiently test each drive to see if it's free of
>errors and suitable for deployment in non-critical workstations.
>Using FreeBSD 6.x as a testing platform, what tools do people use to
>stress-test disk drives?  I've searched ports and done some googling
>but nothing stands out.
>Thanks for your help.

Use the manufacture's utilities to test the drives.  Each manufacturer has 
bootable test and stress utilities.


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