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    md5 Hash of HD?

    Hey Guys,

    I am in the process of cloning a HD. Before I wipe the original drive I was wondering if there was a tool to create something like a md5 hash of the entire drive to verify that I have an exact copy. It does not necessarily have to be an md5 hash and any command line BASH options would work for me as well.

    Thanks,

    AlphaA

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    Re: md5 Hash of HD?

    in terminal, try:

    sudo md5sum /dev/sdX (replace X with whatever letter represents the drive you want to hash)
    Also make sure no partitions on that drive are mounted

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