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Old 08-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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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.

Should I:-
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...
Old 08-08-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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If your old disk partitions use the standard layout then they are misaligned for your 512e drive. I would use rsync to copy files.
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