[PLUG] Replacing hard drive

Ed Sawicki plug at alcpress.com
Thu Sep 2 14:40:02 PDT 2004

R. Haack wrote:

>> Rich Shepard wrote:
>> 5.  Run 'mkfs -cvt ext3' on each partition.
>> 6.  Take a _long_ break.
>> Do you think it's necessary to use -c on a new drive? 
> Is it better to be safe than sorry though?

That's always a good idea but it costs quite a bit of time.
I just did it a few days ago on a 160 GB drive and it took
a few hours. The drive was quite hot by the time it was
through. I wondered how much "drive life" was spent in
performing the test.


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