[zfs-discuss] New drives, anything I need to do first? WD30EFRX

Brett Dikeman brett.dikeman at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 14:46:36 EDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Schlacta, Christ <aarcane at aarcane.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Gregor Kopka <gregor at kopka.net> wrote:
>> Maybe you should stress the drives a bit further by saturating them with
>> random I/O across the whole range of sectors, to make sure you don't have a
>> dud in the mechanical department (head actuators and assorted assembly)...
> Can you recommend a good linux utility or benchmark that will do exactly
> this, preferably on the RAW devices?  I'd like to fire it up and see what
> happens at least :)

This isn't necessary; just do a SMART long offline conveyance test.
Dump SMART values pre and post, and compare.

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