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Old 04-17-2013, 03:48 AM   #16
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Given the current low cost of HDs if there's any doubt about a drive, toss it. From previous (painful experience) any bad sectors are just warnings of more to come.
But some bad sectors are just bad factory spots. I had my drive working for years with just 1 bad sector before it finally failed (when it crashed on the floor).

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #17
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Well I was able to clone the new OS to the drive, I'm going to end up getting a new drive for it & call it a day.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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Well I was able to clone the new OS to the drive, I'm going to end up getting a new drive for it & call it a day.
At least you could make use of it as a backup perhaps. Just archive files with an archive format that adds checksum checks.
 
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When it's all said & done I'll endup buying 2 hdd's using 1 for backups & the other for OS.
The at drive I'll use for testing different Os'es, so for nothing important.
 
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But some bad sectors are just bad factory spots. I had my drive working for years with just 1 bad sector before it finally failed (when it crashed on the floor).
Well, I think you were lucky. In my case that was totally different, I could not create working partitions, the os and/or disk was died within 24 hours...
 
  


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