[CentOS] erasing a disk

Mon Sep 14 21:36:36 UTC 2020
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On 2020-09-14 16:52, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:14:44 -0700 CentOS mailing list
> <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>> Folks
>> I've encountered situations where I want to reuse a hard-drive.  I do

If it is a Seagate, don't bother.  They have the highest failure rate in 
the industry.

Look at the SMART statistics before deciding to re-use a disk, 
especially "Reallocated_Sector_Ct,"
"Power_On_Hours," and run the "extended SMART test."

Todd Merriman
Software Toolz, Inc.