Here is the situation:
A client had a raid 0 setup that according to him, was losing speed due to bad drive. So I disconnected the drives from Raid and put one on IDE 0 and reinstalled Windows. I know I know this is a Linux forum, but I do most of my diagnostics thru a Linux bootable because I know Linux better.
Here is my question... is there a way to see the performance of a drive and early warning signs of failure iwth any Linux tools that I can use? I have never had to do this myself before. And if I do have a failure about to occur, what command in linux could I use to copy the contents of that drive over to the new one. I was thinking dd but would that copy the drive perfectly?
Of course I could setup a raid 1 configuration for mirroring, but I didnt really want to do that if I can avoid it. Save me work