diskscan - scan storage media for bad or near failure sectors

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Backports Main amd64
Package filename diskscan_0.14.1-5~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Package name diskscan
Package version 0.14.1
Package release 5~bpo70+1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 24.94 KB
Installed size 84 B
diskscan is intended to find sectors of a storage medium
(hard disk, flash drive or pendrive, etc.) which are bad
or in the process of going bad.
The operation is entirely read-only and does not cause
damage to the data on filesystems. As the program reads
block device sectors, it will work whether there is a
filesystem or not.
diskscan reads the entire block device and notes the time
it took to read a block. When there is an error it is
immediately noted and also when there is a higher latency
to read a block. A histogram of the block latency times is
also given to assess the health of the medium.
diskscan can also be used to test the speed and quality of
the medium. All sectors of a perfect medium could be read
at the same speed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
diskscan_0.14.1-5~bpo70+1_i386.deb 0.14.1 i386 Debian Backports Main
diskscan - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package diskscan_0.14.1-5~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Source Package diskscan

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install diskscan deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install diskscan




2014-08-17 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org>
diskscan (0.14.1-5~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=low
* Rebuild for wheezy-backports.
2014-08-03 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org>
diskscan (0.14.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* New maintainer email address.
* debian/control: updated the Vcs-Browser field.
2014-06-01 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
diskscan (0.14.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: new improvement to the short and long description. Thanks
again to Filipus Klutiero <chealer@gmail.com>. (Closes: #749681)
2014-05-25 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
diskscan (0.14.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: improved the long description.  Thanks to
Filipus Klutiero <chealer@gmail.com>. (Closes: #749197)
2014-05-23 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
diskscan (0.14.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added the Makefile patch that forces the verbose mode to
show flags when compiling.
2014-05-20 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
diskscan (0.14.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/clean: added to remove some forgotten files.
* debian/control:
- Added autotools-dev, automake, python-yaml as build dependency.
- Updated Standards-Version from 3.9.4 to 3.9.5.
* debian/copyright: updated the upstream and packaging copyright years.
* debian/rules:
- Added the autotools-dev option to main target.
- Added the override_dh_auto_configure target to execute the
autogen.sh upstream script.
- Removed unneeded lines to provide GCC hardening.
* debian/upstream.changelog: updated.
* debian/watch: fixed the download and improved the regexp.
2013-10-07 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
diskscan (0.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #724458)

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