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Re: [opensuse] test for hdd
  • From: S Glasoe <srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:03:49 -0600
  • Message-id: <200612121103.49166.srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 12 December 2006 10:19, jdd wrote:
> do you know any utility able to do for a hdd what memtest do
> for RAM?
> It seems like I have HW problems and I can't figure out
> what. fsck don't gives anything.
> symptoms: on heavy work, linux freezes, disk is corrupted,
> but as soon as I reformat it fsck -c don't complain anymore,
> but the freeze keep occuring again. tested with ext3 and
> reiserfs :-(

Check your power supply too. Joachim's suggestions on cables is good too.

A useful tool I've found is Comes with lots of hard
drive diagnostic utilities as well as other troubleshooting software.
Depending on the drive manufacturer their utilities may offer both
non-destructive as well as destructive options. Haven't tried all of them
but the ones I've tried offer surface test analysis.

> thanks
> jdd

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