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Check disk for bad sectors

Terminal - Check disk for bad sectors
badblocks -n -s -b 2048 /dev/sdX
2010-11-19 13:26:25
User: CyberKiller
Functions: badblocks
Check disk for bad sectors

Checks HDD for bad sectors, just like scandisk or chkdisk under some other operating system ;-).


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48 hours to check 1.2% of my 320 GB disk on a Core 2 Duo Processor p7350...

Comment by nickwe 369 weeks ago

@ nickwe: I can run this on 1TB 7200rpm drives in about 45 minutes, my guess is that you're saturating your hdd with other IO

Comment by prwilliampeet 368 weeks and 5 days ago

@nickwe you could try increasing the amount of blocks that badblocks check at a time with the -c #

Comment by cogsmos 368 weeks and 5 days ago

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