Mark Stapper wrote: > Yeah, i did the long SMART selftest three times now, each of which it > failed on the same LBA address.
I assume 'smartctl -a /dev/adX' reports that the read test failed at LBA XXX something? > Why would I want to clear my driver before I run these tests? In this case it's not really clearing the drive you are aiming for, it is to write to every sector. If you have a failed sector (which you do), writing to it will force the drive firmware to remap the sector. As far as I know, most drives will not remap an unreadable sector until it is written to. /Daniel Eriksson _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"