[svlug] stress test hard drive?
ani_mulay at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 25 11:59:20 PST 2003
> I am looking for a disk stress test for linux. Something like
> diskperf and verifyDisk for Irix.
> I have a laptop that appeared to have a failing drive, so I replaced
> the drive and a few months later that drive started to fail as well.
> Is it the drive or the laptop? I plugged one of the failing drives
> into a workstation and want to stress test it and look for bad blocks
> over an extended period of time. If the laptop is failing, I want to
> know before I waste any more time with it.
Have you tried 'badblocks' to see if there are any :-)
On my RH machine it's available under /sbin.
This is a sheer guess, but is your laptop overheating?
Have you tried monitoring that? Here is a link to an article
from Linux Journal website [dated Mar11,2003] which can be of
Health Monitoring with lm_sensors
> PS. The workstation the drive is plugged into is a basic RH7.3
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