badblocks on linux usb

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by mack_guy911, Apr 15, 2012.

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  1. mack_guy911
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    i am facing a badblocks problem on my usb external drive i use usb cheap sata casing how can i check them on usb as smart(disk utility) is not working on usb drives

    also what could be cause of bad sectors can cheap casing cause bad sectors i wonder :eek:
  2. Mrkvonic
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    SMART data requires that the device reports it :)
    So you need a different method to check. Probably byte-by-byte read/write.
    Mrk
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  4. vasa1
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    vasa1 Registered Member

    Mack, silly question but how did you know that you had bad blocks?
  5. mack_guy911
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    no its not silly question but very right question its my fault i should Ans that before

    i connected a cheap casing with USB and inside it i connect sata harddisk althoe it work perfectly before now on linux mint 12 i notice 2 times hanging and giving me error in Cli mode badblock occur thats make me worried :rolleyes:
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