[nycbug-talk] how to test dying disks?

marco at metm.org marco
Wed Oct 20 14:35:54 EDT 2004

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 02:17:15PM -0400, Isaac Levy wrote:
>Does anyone know any good shell utilities to diagnose and help me sort 
>out which drives are good and bad, any BSD os?  Looking for something 
>which justifies the time spent doing this over just purchasing some new 
>Perhaps tools I can use after booting from CD?  (btw, I'm stumped as 
>I've grown up in the Mac world of drive repair, always simple and 
>intuitive gui tools for this kind of thing when I need it...)

the va-ctcs are just some perl scripts which run generic programs like
gcc to test hardware. It includes a test for hardisks.  It is linux based
(developed my va linux), but may work for the bsds as it uses pretty
generic stuff. (perhaps trish knows... :)


also there is this older project specifically for ide harddisks that
analyses the smart info (never used it)



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