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Old 05-14-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
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Block-by-block HD Latency tester

Hey guys

First off, not sure whether this would fall under software or hardware, but..

I'm looking for a piece of software that will scan a hard drive and test the latency for each block and indicates bad blocks. I have a program that does this exact same thing for windows, called HDDScan. I also has a really neat graph, which lets you see how the latencies changed over the scan. It also reads smart error, but the smart portion is no so necessary, as I can get that another way.

Currently I plan on putting it on a repair SquashFS (Parted Magic) on a flash drive. So I would prefer just the binary if possible, but a .deb would would if i extracted it.

Any hits?
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I don't know of any, but I also don't think that such a tool would make too much
sense in a multi-tasking / -user environment. How would it know whether the performance
hit it's getting is from a bad block, or because some other process happens to try to
write to it at the same time?

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I'd get the OEM hard drive diags and run them or at least generic ones. Why re-invent the wheel. The hard drive makers offer some good tools. Generally bootable.


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