K.S. Bhaskar on 3 Aug 2009 13:18:19 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Hard Drive warranty RMA

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Edmond Rodriguez<erodrig_97@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>create a large file on a mounted partition from
>>>/dev/urandom, write it to the drive to be wiped with dd, then read the
>>>data and ensure that it matches that which was written.
> Why not just create a file large as could be on the disk and write some constant character to it, say "a".  Then unmount the disk, remount it, and scan for anything that is not "a" in that large as can be file?

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