Re: badblocks -vw

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Bruno Wolff III wrote:
On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 12:57:24 +0800,
  Hadders <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi all,
Just wondering if there's something for friendly to use than badblocks to test a disk?

You should be using smartmontools for routine monitoring. badblocks is for
burn in or extensive testing after a partial failure (as opposed to just
tossing the drive).
That was basically my response, but that is not what he
is doing. He is testing newly arrived drives, and wants
a quick go/no-go test of the drive. For this, badblocks
is a reasonable way to go.

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