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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 11:41:39 -0500
From:      stan <>
Subject:   Re: hard drive test
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On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 08:17:50PM -0700, David Bear wrote:
> i just installed 4.9-rel.  after having the system on for about two
> hours I got a console message that device ad0 had timed out.  then the
> system froze.
> after a reboot (power off then on) the systems has been working fine.
> The HD is standard seagate barracuda ATA drive (30 gig). I am using
> an ata100 cable.
> now I'm nervous.  don't know why the drive would have had the error.
> Are there any freebsd utils that I can use to test the drive?

You can download a test utility from the (Formely iBM) Hitchi Global
Storage site. I t works on all the SMART compatible drives (pretty much all
the drives sold in the last year or 2) that I;ve tried it on.

I did have one drive that FreebSD was complaining about that repeatedly
passed the tests from this, but I finally got it to show errorson teh
excersiser in it.

SMART monitoring tools are a HUGE help, but AFAIK only supported in 5.x for

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