bad HD sectors
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Sat Jun 19 18:55:54 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:43:19 -0700,
JD <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a 500GB hd which smarts daemon says has 1 re-mapped sector,
> and 129 bad sectors.
> How is it possible to have 129 bad sectors, but only 1 re-mapped sector?
> Did the HD have only 1 spare sector when I purchased it?
> Is that possible?
> Drive was purchased brand new in factory sealed box.
Normally drives will not remap sectors until they have either been successfuly
read or they are written to. This gives you a chance to keep trying to recover
129 bad sectors is significant. I'd be pretty worried about how long that
drive will continue to work. If you do keep using, keep a close eye on the
number of problem sectors.
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