Date created: 02/14/14 16:07:03. Last modified: 02/19/14 09:25:33

Western Digital Red WD30EFRX - RAID Tests

Full 3TB soak test on each drive;

 dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd[bcde] oflag=direct &

Create a smal script to output progress of each dd command, must be run in the same window the dd commands were started and sent to background in;

#!/bin/bash

while true;
do
	date
	kill -USR1 3400
	sleep 0.5
	kill -USR1 4905
	sleep 0.5
	kill -USR1 4927
	sleep 0.5
	kill -USR1 4928
	sleep 0.5
	echo -e "\n"
	sleep 60
done

Test with badblocks using destructive read and write tests;
badblocks -wvsb 4096 /dev/sd[bcde]

Checking for bad blocks in read-write mode
From block 0 to 732566645
Testing with pattern 0xaa: 
0.19% done, 0:38 elapsed. (0/0/0 errors)

badblocks -wvsb 4096 /dev/sd[bce]
Checking for bad blocks in read-write mode
From block 0 to 732566645
Testing with pattern 0xaa:   0.08% done, 0:15 elapsed. (0/0/0 errors)

done                                                 
Reading and comparing: done                                                 
Testing with pattern 0x55: done                                                 
Reading and comparing: done                                                 
Testing with pattern 0xff: done                                                 
Reading and comparing: done                                                 
Testing with pattern 0x00: done                                                 
Reading and comparing: done                                                 
Pass completed, 0 bad blocks found. (0/0/0 errors)


badblocks -wsvb 4096 /dev/sde
Checking for bad blocks in read-write mode
From block 0 to 732566645
Testing with pattern 0xaa: done                                                 
Reading and comparing: 264475656one, 9:35:44 elapsed. (0/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Testing with pattern 0x55:   0.00% done, 15:19:50 elapsed. (57/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Reading and comparing: 264476021one, 24:57:13 elapsed. (57/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Testing with pattern 0xff:   0.00% done, 33:15:23 elapsed. (520/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Reading and comparing: 289865852one, 43:12:18 elapsed. (520/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Testing with pattern 0x00:   0.00% done, 49:01:06 elapsed. (602/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Reading and comparing: 289849652one, 58:54:24 elapsed. (602/0/0 errors)
done                                                 
Pass completed, 633 bad blocks found. (633/0/0 errors)