Re: any tool to produce a report of bad sectors of my harddisk?
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:23:26PM -0700, Jeff D wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, 明覺 wrote:
> > As my machine crashed 2 times in the last 10 days, both caused by file
> > system issues, so I want to get a report of my harddisk to know
> > whether my harddisk is really in a very bad situation.(though
> > currently my harddisk works fine, but I'm afraid it will crash in a
> > few days.) What tool can tell me the situation of my harddisk? thanks.
> badblocks should help you out a little with this, but I'd start looking
> into making sure you have everything backed up and get a new disk as it
> sounds like the one you have is on the way out.
If the disk's internal block relocation scheme lets bad blocks through
to badblocks(8) then the disk is already really badly damaged. The disk
reports a relocation count through smart. See previous reply for how to
access this information. However your error does sound like something is
physically wrong with the disk.