Check disk for bad sectors

badblocks -n -s -b 2048 /dev/sdX
Checks HDD for bad sectors, just like scandisk or chkdisk under some other operating system ;-).

2010-11-19 13:26:25

What Others Think

48 hours to check 1.2% of my 320 GB disk on a Core 2 Duo Processor p7350...
nickwe · 514 weeks and 3 days 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
prwilliampeet · 514 weeks and 2 days ago
@nickwe you could try increasing the amount of blocks that badblocks check at a time with the -c #
cogsmos · 514 weeks and 1 day ago

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