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Best way to stress test a HD. - adammathewjones - 11-26-2009

What is a good method to really stress test a Hard Drive in Linux to see if it will fail under load? I seem to recall programs from my Windows 98 days that could check read and write as well as other things HD related. If I remember, it was from the old Boot Magazine that I got a program that would Benchmark stuff like that.

The drive is a SATA 2 Seagate Baracuda 500GB. Since my old computer is limited to SATA 1 I will not remove the jumper, thus limited to 150 speed.

Any thoughts appreciated.