diskscan - Scan disk for bad or near failure sectors

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: diskscan
Package version: 0.13
Package release: 1pclos2013
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 51.36 KB
Download size: 51.36 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.nluug.nl
DiskScan is a Unix/Linux tool to scan a block device and check if there are unreadable sectors, in addition it uses read latency times as an assessment for a near failure as sectors that are problematic to read usually entail many retries. This can be used to assess the state of the disk and maybe decide on a replacement in advance to its imminent failure. The disk self test may or may not pick up on such clues depending on the disk vendor decision making logic.




  • diskscan = 0.13-1pclos2013
  • diskscan(x86-64) = 0.13-1pclos2013

    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install diskscan rpm package:
      # apt-get install diskscan