favorite smartctl test?
On Friday 24 Feb 2012 02:44:00 Grant wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how far gone an old Maxtor HD of mine is. It
> does have S.M.A.R.T. support. Is there a favorite smartctl command
> for making this determination? 'smartctl -a /dev/sda' says:
> SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
> ATA Error Count: 116
> Is a self-test in order?
> - Grant
Run smartctl --capabilities /dev/hda to find out what tests the drive can do.
If goes without saying that if you suspect the drive use ddrescue to make a
back up before you start running any tests, just in case there is a problem
that a new cable/ribbon won't fix.