Disk approaching a SMART fail condition
According to SMART, a 1TB disk on my desktop is approaching a fail condition.
Currently I have 21 bad sectors, which has been slowly increasing over the last couple of months.
It's about 4 years old.
This disk has both / and /home partitions.
I have a spare 1TB disk (a more recent model), I also have a file level backup of all files on an external disk + a copy of the MBR.
Boot from CD and
a) Connect the new disk to the PC & use the dd command?
b) Partition the new disk and do a file level restore?
The new disk claims to use to use 4K hardware sectors, but which appear to software as 512 byte sectors...