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Running badblocks on a 14tb hard drive

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This is going to be my first time shucking hard drives. I managed to get a couple 14tb WD easystores for about 20$/TB. According to /r/datahoarders it's always a good idea to run badblocks on the hard drives to make sure there are no faults.

Since this is my first time it's better to err on the side of caution

Well here is how long the command has been running for so far:

badblocks 110 hours and counting


The full time was almost a week. Started at Wednesday 23:00 and finished at Wednesday 22:00