[Nottingham] 'Memtest86+' for HDDs and SSDs?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Apr 24 13:23:52 UTC 2012

On 24/04/12 14:07, Chris Burton wrote:
>> Is there anything equivalent for testing that the HDDs and SSDs in a
>> system are fully functional?
> For HDD badblocks (I can't imagine it being too kind on SSD) or was you
> looking for something with more features?
> I recently used it to test a 26TB raid box and it pointed out the bad
> disk (it did take a while though!).

At the moment, I just use an ad-hoc incantation of "hdparm -tT",
"md5sum", and "badblocks" for each device. For SSDs, I set the badblocks
for read-only.

Before I embark on the next batch of ad-hocness, I was wondering if
anyone had put together something for some more refined/thorough testing...


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