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comment What is a Pem file and how does it differ from other OpenSSL Generated Key File Formats?
How do you do this "using openssl command line"?
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comment Tests for hard drive health
Thanks, seems prudent, will follow your advice.
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comment Tests for hard drive health
OK - I ran WD DLG anyways, and both the quick test and extended test passed. I guess, then I will go by Basil's advice. Thanks.
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comment Tests for hard drive health
Hmm .. Hitachi seems to be "a Western Digital company", whatever that means (Well .. I guess it means WD bought Hitachi some/long time ago). Not sure, if that means I can use WD DLG tool on it ...
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comment Tests for hard drive health
Sorry, I just checked and the HDD is Hitachi Deskstar. Do you think the DLG can still be used? Any idea if Hitachi has something similar? Sorry for misleading earlier.
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comment Tests for hard drive health
Thanks - let me check this out.
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comment Tests for hard drive health
@RobW: Can you tell me some more about this (haven't done anything like this before)? Should I disconnect power from the drive before booting up? The drive is then not supposed to operate w/o power, so no sound either. Isn't that true?
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comment Tests for hard drive health
"running for years in one position" - you mean to say, not running at all? :-)
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Added more details in the OP.
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