View Full Version : Is my hdd dying?

12-06-2005, 11:01 PM
Hey guys,

My hard drive (40GB WD SATA) started making a funny noise.

I only notice it cos of the vibration it creates in my case.

It's like something zooming away then coming back in a circle.

Like whaaoo..whaaoo..whaaoo..whaaoo..whaaoo

I was actually quite shocked when i found it was the hdd making the racket (i thort it was a fan) and it has my os on it... (Fedora3)

Umm, is it gonna die? Whats a linux command I can use to do a disk check or watever?


13-06-2005, 12:17 AM
You could check with smartctl (http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/smartctl.8.html) and badblocks.

Might be an idea to check with WD's diag tools.