[mythtv-users] OT: Linux hard drive utilities

Kevin O. Lepard kolepard002 at charter.net
Wed Mar 14 06:15:07 UTC 2007

>On 3/13/07, Jason McMillon <jmcmillon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  While I understand nobody can predict hard drive failure, does anybody have
>>  any favorite Linux hard drive utilities?
>Look at the output of smartctl -a <drive>
>I would also run a long self-test and check back later to make sure it
>completed without error (see the smartctl man page for details, but I
>think it's smartctl -t long <drive>).

Gibson's SpinRite will work on drives used with Linux, though that 
may not be quiet what you meant.

Kevin O. Lepard

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