[rescue] Bad Sectors

Aaron Finley aaronfinley at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 00:53:23 CST 2007

On 1/19/07, Nick B. <nick at pelagiris.org> wrote:
> If you're seeing bad sectors on a modern IDE hard drive it's junk.  All modern
> drives have a set of spare sectors to replace sectors as they go bad, and once
> that list has filled up you're at the other end of the bathtub.
>         Nick

I've gone through about five drives now. The first one was a 250GB
which had about 100 bad sectors, so I salvaged the magnets and kept
the controller board.

The rest have been 200s, and three have been bad sector free. I am
using a disk inspection program that writes zeros to every single bit,
and one drive had one bad sector. I am unsure, as per your advice,
whether I should trash the drive for one bad sector. I will run
seatools on that drive and see how it turns out.

-- Aaron

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