I have a Seagate hard drive that has some bad sectors and have ordered a new drive to replace it. I used Seagate's diagnostic software, Seatools, and it successfully "repaired" the bad sector that it found in the long test.
I understand that the hard drive will ignore that part of the disc going forward and instead will point to another part of the drive. My question is, what happens to the data that was originally stored on that part of the drive? Is it copied to the new area of the disc, and if it can't be read would there have been a message telling me that it couldn't be recovered? I have a lot of pictures, music, spreadsheets, etc. stored on that drive and I'm wondering if it is possible that some of my files are now corrupted? Is there any way to check? Thanks