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Hard Drive Testing using smartmontools

December 3 2009 : posted under linux smartmontools reminder to self

Test the hard drive with

smartctl -t long /dev/hd?

This may take hours to run and will do so as a background process.

Once complete run the following to see results

smartctl -l selftest /dev/hd?