[kwlug-disc] bad drive sectors

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Thu Nov 4 17:02:21 EDT 2010


On 10-11-04 03:48 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> Is this something I should try and fix?  Or is the fix a new drive?  
> Don't want my backup machine going bad!

New drive time...

In theory, the drive might still have enough spare sectors, and you can 
try to 'repair' the drive with a low level format (drive utility from 
the drive manufacturer, or just dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/bad-drive from a 
Linux boot cd)

But if ever a drive threw up 39 bad sectors all of a sudden,I wouldn't 
hesitate to pitch it.




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