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Old 05-18-2017, 09:57 PM   #1
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An alternative to Mac program named, SoftRAID?


Hi,

I tried using a Mac program named, SoftRAID (https://www.softraid.com/index.php) to check hard disks.
I use that software to perform a “Certification” procedure; a set of tests, which can tell if drive can be still used. Or, if it should be destroyed and recycled.

Do you know if there is a program in Linux that is comparable?

Thank you for your time.

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Old 05-18-2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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RAID exists in almost every OS.

It exists in software and hardware form and it exists in some filesystems for linux.

Softraid doesn't exactly do what you said as far as I can tell. It is just raid.

You have access to S.M.A.R.T tools.

Some folks like ZFS for it's claimed predictive ability and that may be as close to that product.
 
Old 05-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #3
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thank you.
 
Old 05-21-2017, 09:04 PM   #4
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As noted – modern hard drives have built-in diagnostic capabilities called "S.M.A.R.T." Several Apple programs already have the ability to access this data (as does Linux). This would be my first "go-to source" for actual information about the drive.

The drives, themselves, have the ability to check their own performance, to predict their own time-to-failure, to detect media problems and try to protect the host operating system from them. Thus, "they probably know the actual truth, more than anyone else does." (They try to keep things going for the host, but they'll tell the host the truth when asked.)

Any RAID software worth its salt ... I'm not specifically familiar with the product that you name ... ought to be retrieving that S.M.A.R.T. data already, and using it to predict when any particular member of the array might be headed for trouble.
 
  


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