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Old 25th December 2010
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Downside of dd is that it won't display the speed of the sectors being scanned. If you have for example 100 sectors with an access time of 1 sec then you may want to replace the drive anyway.

For this reason I always use MHDD, which displays access times. It can also check SMART status.
Search the forums for it, I believe I once some instructions for it.

C-x M-c M-butterfly..
This is not something of a hoax, it's true that an older version had a bug in it (A moth would be triggered, not a butterfly) which may cause the hard drive to break, but this has been fixed a long time ago. It is now considered to be quite safe.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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