Re: Heads up: no standalone diagnostics for latest WD drives
On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:06:25 +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> Why tying to use this tools?
Because it is (used to be) a simple, go/nogo test of a drive's fitness.
It was approved and written by the manuafacturer.
It tests in a known, controlled environment.
> Smartmontools and a badblocks test is good
> for every type of diagnostics
It was because of issues testing with bb that we wanted to run the
> Ok not nice to hear about that fact, that WD did not support
> any other OS, but I my opinion thats nothing to concern about.
You're missing the point entirely. I'm not asking them to support Linux
(or Windows, MSDOS, VMS, RT11 or OS/8). I'm asking them to continue to
produce a standalone, bootable ISO that will test their drives, just like
the support page for the drive in question claims that they do.