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Old 03-12-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Use dd to make a USB flash drive warm/hot?

I was shown a long time ago how to make a USB drive real warm including hot (like it hurts to touch) using the dd command but I dont remember. It really serves no prupose other than to show off and yes, I know it will cause wear and tear faster on the drive.

You could also see read/write speeds with this I think.

Anyways, how do you do it?
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Disk could get hot by it's internal rotations during read/write operations. And if you want to check speed, try dd:
~$ dd if=/path/to/input of=/path/to/output
Also check manual here.
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I think it would be a dd command that sends random constant writes to the disk. I forget the exact command but it is similar to a mega wipe disk/secure delete operation.
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I googled this and found a post by the OP on another forum:
Somebody pointed to a wiki here:
It shows how to make dd sync after every byte which, I would guess, would cause more concentrated writes onto the drive?


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