disk burn in testing

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Feb 10 11:25:49 MST 2010

On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:52:50 -0700
Mike Lovell <mike at dev-zero.net> wrote:

> does anyone have good recommendations as to some tools or utilities
> to use for exercising or burning in new hard disks? where i work, we
> buy *a lot* of disks and currently use a utility called thrash [1].
> we just have it do a couple million random writes to the disk. but i
> could use some other tools to test the disks in different ways as
> well to get a better idea if the disk is going to hold up. i've
> thought about using bonnie++ or iozone as well. what you any of you
> use, if anything? thx.

What are you testing for, and why are you testing for those things?

Is there anything in the first list you can't test for with the
on-board diagnostics, SMART?


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