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Re: Surface Check on Linux?

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 03:30:24PM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
> Tobias Weisserth wrote:
> > Am Mi, den 04.02.2004 schrieb STYMA, ROBERT E (ROBERT) um 20:36:
> > > I am now suspicious of the hard drive.  Are there
> > > any surface scan utilities for linux?
> > Well, you can always use the diagnostic utilities most harddrive vendors
> > offer. Seagate for example offers two toolsets on bootable CDs which can
> > do a complete and thorough check of Seagate harddrives. I am convinced
> > most other major vendors like IBM or Maxtor offer similar utilities.
> > Check out your vendors website ;-)
> Get 'em all, & more, on one bootable iso: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

for something really crude, you could do:

	dd if=/dev/hdxx of=/dev/null bs=10240k

and watch for i/o errors.

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