[Noisebridge-discuss] Linux disk stress test & burn-in

travis+ml-noisebridge at subspacefield.org travis+ml-noisebridge at subspacefield.org
Fri Jul 8 00:54:19 UTC 2011

Hey all,

So I have some HDDs I want to pop in a file server, but I want to
stress-test them first to get them over the "bathtub curve".

I assume I need to write to them over and over, and use SMART to
monitor for problems.

smartmon + dd = okay, seems decent

1) Does anyone know a good tutorial on SMART

But it'd be better to check for errors... write various patterns to do
this and then check the reads - right?

2) Does anyone know a Linux/BSD utility for this?

Googled around to no avail.
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