hard drive testing...
bruce at cran.org.uk
Mon Oct 8 10:45:17 PDT 2007
Gary Kline wrote:
> Last question for today. Well, hopefullly. Is bonnie++
> the only meeans of testing a hard drive? I thought thre was
> something you had to put on a floppy to be able to test more
> This had been "awhile ago"... maybe ~5 years.
> thanks, people,
All recent drives support SMART - to test a drive you can install
sysutils/smartmontools and use smartctl to run a test e.g
smartctl -t long /dev/ad0
There are various different tests you can run, including surface tests,
online and offline etc.
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