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#1 2006-11-17 12:32:50

Surta
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Registered: 2005-08-09
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read/write test on hardrive ?

hiya.

anyone know any utilityprogram to do read/write test on a harddisk ?

tried to search a bit on the forums but couldnt find any post about it.

/Thomas

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#2 2006-11-17 12:40:31

T-Dawg
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Re: read/write test on hardrive ?

I'm pretty sure all the linux filesystems included that feature, at least ext3 and reiserfs do for sure. As far as the hard disk itself, most manufacturers supply simple disk utilities which include it too. I can vouche for maxtor. The ultimate boot cd may have something like it but I'm not sure..

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#3 2006-11-17 12:42:25

Surta
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Re: read/write test on hardrive ?

ok thanks. i will check it out.

/Thomas

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#4 2006-11-18 18:51:35

RobF
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Re: read/write test on hardrive ?

T-Dawg is correct: the Ultimate Boot CD includes extensive hard drive diagnostics utilities from more than half a dozen hard drive manufacturers, e.g. Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, Maxtor, Samsung, if I remember correctly.  Well worth having!

Robert

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#5 2006-11-18 22:34:28

kth5
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Re: read/write test on hardrive ?

Why not use simple badblocks from a live-cd to do that?  roll


I recognize that while theory and practice are, in theory, the same, they are, in practice, different. -Mark Mitchell

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#6 2006-11-19 09:32:22

byte
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From: Düsseldorf (DE)
Registered: 2006-05-01
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Re: read/write test on hardrive ?

'hdparm -Tt' for checking throughput (modern drives: > 50 MB/s) and 'smartctl -t long' (smartmontools) for a complete surface scan. That last one might need to be run from a live cd, because a mounted root fs would be too busy for finishing in a reasonable time.


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