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Old 12-04-2004, 07:03 AM   #1
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Testing scsi drives


I have a 10000 rpm scsi HDD in my Linux Mandrake (10.0) box. It's a Seagate ST336607. What is the most reliable way by which I can test if it is running at optimal efficiency (There is a java application from seagate itself that I ran after downloading from their website, but it didn't give me much information).

relevant output of "lspci"

01:00.0 SCSI storage controller: Artop Electronic Corp AEC6712U SCSI (rev 08)

Kernel: 2.6.3-7mdk
distro: Mandrake 10.0
Old 12-04-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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SCSI drive

hello hari_seldon99

You may want to look into smartd. <man smartd> to get the info.

It is included with many Linux distros, and allows you to monitor the status of hard drives that support S.M.A.R.T.

I use it to log the temperature of several 15K SCSI drives in my system. There are many other things that it can do.

Good Luck


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