Does anyone know how @wendell validates/tests his new HDD's ... in the NAS builds he mentioned something about doing really bad things to the new disk's.
I don't know what Wendell uses but for mine I ran DBAN and had it fill the disk with random data and check the integrity of each block. I can't remember if I did more than one pass or not. But that will find any bad sectors or serious problems pretty well.
ah cool ... thy ... I will test the disk's with it soon
I seem to remember something called Anvil or something along those lines that will stress them, I may have that wrong through.