Diagnostic tools for external hard drives?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Mar 13 18:59:06 PST 2005

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 07:24, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> Does FreeBSD (stable) have any tools that I can use to run diagnostics
> on an external hard drive?

Have you tried smartmontools?
It probably won't work (most enclosures don't appear to implement the 
necessary brains to translate the SMART commands) but you could be lucky :)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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