[ubuntu-uk] Disk Benchmark

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 18:19:50 BST 2009

2009/9/2  <Darren.Mansell at opengi.co.uk>:
> As the list seems to have less traffic I've got a poser:
> My work PC is very slow with disk access. Any time I start copying large
> files, or unzipping anything etc. it will grind to a halt.
> It seems to be a faulty drive or disk cache etc. but I don't want to
> have to install Windows to prove it.

Might be worth using 'smartctl' to check the health of the drive.

Otherwise, does the manufacturer offer any drive checking utility?

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