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Re: [K12OSN] RAID Question

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On Apr 8, 2009, at 4:36 PM, Joseph Bishay wrote:

I have a follow-up question -- the RAID is made up of 2 refurbished
drives we were able to obtain (cost issues).  I'd like to find a
command / program that I can use to test them / stress them while they
are still in their warranty period (90 days).  I've done some research
and came across a lot of options: Bonnie++, badblocks, fsck, smartctl
-t, etc etc.

I'm not sure what is best to use -- I guess I want something that will
check to see if there are any existing current issues and something to
put the drives under some tests to see if any issues arise.

If you are willing to part with about $80, there's always Spinrite from GRC.com. You'll need windows (I used wine) to run the self extractor and have it create either an iso or floppy image. If you are going to be checking/recovering hard drives with any frequency, then it's worth the investment, assuming you are ok with buying non- free software (it IS DRM free).
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