bad HD sectors
hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 15:43:40 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 1:16 AM, Kam Leo <kam.leo at gmail.com> wrote:
> You don't have to take smartd's word about the health of your drive.
> Run the manufacturer's diagnostic.
May not make a difference. I'm not sure about all manufacturers, but
on many consumer level drives the manufacturer software just checks
smart, like on my 500GB segate that's been RMA'd 3 times so far (on
I would recommend running a tool like MHDD which is available as a
part of System Rescue CD. It will scan all your sectors and try to
read the data off bad sectors if possible. I actually disected a
System Rescue CD and pulled the parts off of it I wanted and have grub
boot options on all my PCs. (Memtest, MHDD, System Rescue CD)
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