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Old 01-09-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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mkfs check for bad block

Any ideas how long mkfs will take to check for bad blocks on an 500 gig SATA drive? The drive is a warranty replacement from Western Digital. It's been running about an hour now.

I had run mkfs ext3 on it before I realized I should check for bad blocks so I am running the check now.
Old 01-09-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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it took about 1.5 hours, seems to be ok otherwise.
Old 08-02-2009, 03:33 AM   #3
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Hi bic,

thanks for the information, just bought an Intenso memory house USB drive (500GB) which is working like crap!

So, I'm reformatting & checking it with "mkdosfs" and was wondering if the numbers display "-v option" are the bad blocks found or simply the progress - I'll see what happens...

Best regards


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