On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 07:49:41PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > > > I've seen several mentions of "dd" in this thread, and I'll say that I've > > seen several recommendations elsewhere to use a simple: > > > > dd if=/dev/<device> of=/dev/<device> > > forgot bs=1m or at least 64kB, unless you like to wait days with default > bs=512
Such things should be understood, more or less. I didn't want to confuse the issue with extra options. But you are correct. These options will greatly speed up the process for dd. It's not like the badblocks command is particularly speedy, either. I imagine that *any* thorough drive test would take a long while given today's typical drive size. -- Geoff _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"