Testing disk I/O?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 02:00:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 8:55 PM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know about the smart tools, but they run disk tests
> pretty much entirely within the disk drive (I think?).
> Is there a good tool for testing the whole disk I/O
> system that will wind up exercising the disk, the
> controller/chipset, etc? (Hopefully available in the
> fedora repos).
> I have a feeling something is going funny in the head
> on my system and the smart disk tests report all OK
> (as does a few passes of memtest86+). I want to get
> the motherboard into the mix now.

Did you do a long or short SMART test? I've had drives the report OK
on the short but fail the long test. I figure you ran the long test
but since you didn't say I wanted to make sure.


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