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Old 12-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Disk utility scared me with this very red warning


Hey guys so i opened up Disk utility to benchmark my harddrive and then i saw disk has a few bad sectors up there with a green bubble so then i looked through the list and saw this.

Is it dangerous ? Can i lose my data ? What does it mean ?

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1...eenshotzwt.png
 
Old 12-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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I would recommend to test the disk with the testing tool from the disk-manufacturer.
But before you do that be sure that you have a backup of your important data.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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Hi.
Thanks for your fast response .

Can you recommend me a diagnostic tool .

The WDC site doesn't show up with nothing when searching for my model.

My harddrive is
wdc wd2500bevs-22ust0

Thanks a lot.

EDIT : off topic - how can you delete a post after you realize you didnt want to post it ?

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You can get the tool for your disk here. Choose the iso, burn it and then boot from it.
 
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Thanks a lot for your help . Thread solved
 
  


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