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badblocks

Postby milomak » 2018-10-20 16:53

what is this meant to do?
iMac Late-2015 27" 5K Retina - MacOS and Windows 10 (Bootcamp)/ Debian Sid (External SSD)
Laptop (64-bit) - Debian Sid, Win10,
Kodi Box - Debian Sid
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Re: badblocks

Postby bw123 » 2018-10-20 17:01

funny question

Code: Select all
$ apropos badblocks
badblocks (8)        - search a device for bad blocks
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Re: badblocks

Postby CwF » 2018-10-25 16:30

maybe nothing!

I miss the days when all this functionality was built into the controllers bios. I would have thought 2 decades ago all the smart info, formatting,provisioning, and the like would be available with a <Ctrl><S> after the post screen, or something... I miss grown sectors.
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Re: badblocks

Postby pcalvert » 2018-10-26 15:47

I use badblocks to stress test new hard disk drives. Here's an (old) article that describes the process:

https://calomel.org/badblocks_wipe.html

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