Is there a way for me to perform a stress test of a hard drive as a background process in Linux?
I recently purchased two 3 TB HDDs, installed them in my home Linux server, and they appear to work. BIOS picks them up, partitioned and formatted okay, and SMART reports zero errors.
According to this question, stress tests may indicate failure early in life. If the tests pass, a drive will typically work for several years. I.e., if it makes it past the infant mortality phase, a drive will achieve a ripe old age.
Is there a way I can kick off a stress test, log out, and check back in several days? Something like a daemon that tests disks?