On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 11:46:50AM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On 17/04/07, Derek Ragona <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >At 11:56 AM 4/17/2007, Doug Poland wrote: > >>Hello, > >> > >>I've just come into possesion of a bunch of 80GB ATA drives. I'd > >>like to quickly and efficiently test each drive to see if it's free > >>of errors and suitable for deployment in non-critical workstations. > >> > >>Using FreeBSD 6.x as a testing platform, what tools do people use to > >>stress-test disk drives? I've searched ports and done some googling > >>but nothing stands out. > > > >Use the manufacture's utilities to test the drives. Each > >manufacturer has bootable test and stress utilities. > > > I have used this: > http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ > That is packed full with nice stuff. Thanks
> AFIK, there isn't much in FreeBSD for this sort of low level > diagnostics, ubcd boots faster, and given a decent junk machine, you > can test 3 hard drives per reboot*. If you can hunt down a pci ata > card, you can probably manage quite a few more. > > Having an 80-wire cable is nice for some of the diagnostics (if your > junk machine isn't very old it will be pretty unlikely to have a 40 > wire cable, so ignore this anyway). > > If you really want to use freebsd, the other suggestions to use > ports/sysutils/smartmontools and dd (personally I use > ports/sysutils/sdd for its -inull flag) are probably what I would > follow. > I don't have to run FreeBSD as the host, I just thought there would be some good tools to accomplish the task. The idea of a bootable CD-ROM is nice cause that gives me 4 empty ATA "sockets" for testing in my test machine. -- Regards, Doug _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"