[rescue] Bad Sectors
aaronfinley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 20:14:01 CST 2007
I have received a number of 100+gb IDE hard drives, in various states
Some drives are testing with 100 or more bad sectors in the first five
minutes of a scan, so I am tossing them out.
Other drives may have one or two over the entire range of the scan (up
to 200 GB).
How many bad sectors is bad? Are *any* bad sectors found with a scan
justification for throwing out a drive? I understand that most drives
ship with bad sectors which have been remapped, so any sectors I find
with a scan are likkely to be new bad ones, pointing to imminent disk
I'm using Salvation Scan, freeware off of the Ultimate Boot Disk, if it matters.
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