Checking data consistency – 1 – badblocks

In order to ensure the consistency of a data storage a regularly check is recommended. This might be checking a hdd, sdd, usb stick, flash card (sd,cf). In general there is only a basic check by the operating system. This check is insufficient to guarantee no data loss. When using Linux there are some small tools that provide an enhanced check for data consistency. This is the first part that describes the usage of badblocks. Continue reading