bad HD sectors

Alan Cox alan at
Sat Jun 19 22:01:11 UTC 2010

On Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:43:19 -0700
JD <jd1008 at> wrote:

> Greetings,
> 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.

I expect the smart data is reporting sectors marked bad in testing and
formatting up before it was sold. All media has some bad sectors that are
never used.

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