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500gb Toshiba HDD bad sectors everywhere!


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#1 RobertHD

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:38 PM

Ok so I have this 500gb HDD which has the whole HDD covered in Bad sectors 

I tried a few partition managers then I came along Wipe Bad Disk tool and it brang the HDD up all free space then i went to format it again and then tried to fix cyclic redundancy check no luck the power cut off and then Wipe Bad Disk wants a serial number

Plz Help!


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:53 PM

What are you seeking to achieve? WBD is an erasing tool, which aims to let you securely erase the contents of a disk with so many bad sectors that more common drive erasers fail to work correctly. It is not intended to restore any functionality to a faulty hard drive. A drive with so many bad sectors that it still has CRC errors after a zero fill (wipe), has run out of maintenance sectors for the drive to be reconfigured, so needs to be thrown out.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 10:11 PM

Thats weird though bcauz its still bein reconized

and it still can ormatted but when i scan with HDD regenerator which recovers bad sectors should I try that or wipe Bad Disk


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 11:29 PM

some tools work on it but then the drive like goes poof then comes back up


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:20 AM

Bad sectors will not prevent a drive from being recognized unless they are in the reserved service area where the drive firmware is loaded from. If this area is damaged the drive gets the "click of death". HDD Regenerator attempts to copy data from failing sectors using intensive recovery algorithms, transfer successful reads to sound sectors then map the faulty sectors out of use. If the drive is deteriorating to the point where bad sectors keep appearing, the magnetic media coating on the platter(s) is compromised and the drive is terminally ill. It will never be any good.


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 03:46 AM

I should throw it out or put a warranty of this faulty hdd on pc case gear then get another one for free they do that for faulty things


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:15 AM

If it's within the manufacturer warranty period, I'd certainly suggest to organise an RMA with PCCG. Support for technical & warranty issues is support@pccasegear.com


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