[Nottingham] Best way to do a HDD surface scan?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Mar 23 22:23:06 GMT 2006


What's currently the best way to do a non-destructive surface scan of a 
USB HDD from a Linux system?

(And no, I don't want to reboot into some manufacturer's custom CD. I've 
run out of spare machines!)

Anything better than (destructively) formatting VFAT and checking that? 
Or dd and checksum?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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