[rescue] Bad Sectors

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Jan 20 11:20:37 CST 2007

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 @ 13:48 -0500, Aaron Finley said:

> On 1/19/07, Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> > Fri, 19 Jan 2007 @ 01:53 -0500, Aaron Finley said:
> >
> > > 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.
> >
> > A SMART utility should give you some information as well.
> SMART is saying the drives are happy and passing their self-tests even
> when they have upwards of 300 bad sectors.

What brand is the drive?

SMART is supposed to track remapping space and other factors.

SMART *is* broken on a lot of cheap drives and older drives though.

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