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Re: How to test a hard drive

On 05/30/2006 01:30 PM, thierry wrote:
> Stephen Cormier wrote:
>> On Saturday 27 May 2006 19:36, thierry wrote:
>>> Is there any way to test an HD before installing an new system on it?
>>> I haave a strong suspiion about the reability of this HD, but money is
>>> still a problem in disregarding it right away
>>> Thank you for help.
>>> Thierry
>> Go To the manufacturer's website and check in the support section for
>> a downloadable testing program, most have one there that you make a
>> boot floppy with then boot from it to test.
>> Stephen
> Well, since my box does not have a floppy drive, I tried to format,
> first ext3, then ntfs, but both attemps failed. So I guess the drive is
> dead. I could any create a partition on the first third of the drive.
> Anyway, I ordered a new one.
> Thanks to both of you for your reply.
> Thierry

Next time, you could try smartmontools.


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