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What's a worthwhile test for a new HD?

I work for a company that uses standard 2.5" SATA HD's in our product. We presently test them by running the Linux 'badblocks -w' command on them when we get them - but they are 160 gig drives, so ...
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run and track SMART tests of harddisks

At our shop we have nagios checks for the SMART status of hard disks in linux servers, but it hasn't been really useful so far: by the time we get a SMART alarm the system already had problems so we ...
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Check Drives Before Installation: Is Badblocks Good Enough?

I wanted to know what people do to test drives before installing them in a RAID. I saw badblocks. Would write-mode, prior to installing the filesystem be sufficient in your minds?
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smartctl -t long isn't finishing

I been running smartctl -t long on a drive for about 2 days now and it seems to be stalled at 10%. short and conveyance both passed. I have to send 1 of 2 drives purchased back I found badblocks with ...