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Re: Hard drive testing?

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:59:06AM -0600, Wolfgang wrote:
> I fear my 1 TB Western Digital HDD of less than 6 months of age is failing,
> in Ubuntu and Fedora no issues, just random lag time, however in Windows it
> blue screens, even while hibernating (and usually while hibernating so no
> codes are written down).  If it is dieing that's not so bad as all my other
> hardware in my nearly 2 year old rig seems fine, and any major data is
> backed up, however this would make a second dead hard drive in this system
> (last drive was a 500 GB Seagate that died due to circuit board failure).
> Any suggestions on how to diagnose would be much appreciated.

Run the following and post the results:

  smartctl -A -H -l error -l selftest /dev/sda

(Assuming the drive is /dev/sda, of course.)

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