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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:55 PM
I have bad sectors and my disk health is 90%. Do I need to worry or ask for replacement drive?
It is important to know that any small, microscopic scratch or dust can cause some bad sectors on the disk surface. It is hard to avoid all of these problems and it is possible that the drive is not 100% perfect, but the health is still "excellent", so you do not need to worry about these sectors.
Especially, because these sectors are not used any more: the hard disk reallocated them and all read and write operations are redirected to the spare area instead.
The problem would start only when the number of these sectors increase (decreasing the health value of the disk).
Hard Disk Sentinel is the only software which is sensitive enough to detect the real number of problems and give textual description based on the real status of the hard disk.
The important thing is that it can detect any slight decrease in the health. For example, you can be alerted and can verify any (even very small) problems occured with your hard disk - otherwise such problems may not be noticed, until the disk failure appears.
Please press F1 in the software to open the help and select "Appendix -> Text description" for more information. You can find the same information at: http://www.hdsentinel.com/help/en
Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:42 AM
Edited by AustrAlien, 01 July 2012 - 05:42 AM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:19 AM
Edited by shakur2233, 01 July 2012 - 06:22 AM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:41 AM
The first bad sector is the beginning of the inevitable downward spiral to death of a hard drive.
... how many Bad sectors my hard disk afford before it starts die
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:53 AM
Edited by shakur2233, 01 July 2012 - 06:58 AM.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:51 AM
Edited by shakur2233, 29 July 2012 - 08:53 AM.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:48 AM
Not much one can do about that sort of response ... except ROFL!
... my disk is fine and there is nothing to worry about as my hard disk is 7200rpm therefore a small dust or slow part disk is sometimes taken as bad sector in order to keep hard disk's efficiency to best of its abilities.
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