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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:28 AM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:38 AM
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)
Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:51 AM
Hard drives leave the factory with extra storage space (sectors) that the hard drive firmware remaps data to if it senses a problem with a sector surrently in use. You always have extra space on your hard drive so any data on a bad sector can be transferred to a new/unused sector and saved.
If you have a problem that is killing the sectors on a hard drive (bad read head/faulty platters etc), and the number of unused sectors left are below threshold, you get that "Reallocated sectors" message. It is a sign of a mechanical failure. Time for a new hard drive.
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