Hard Drive bad block

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by marse.robert, May 27, 2007.

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  1. marse.robert

    marse.robert Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a WD 111 GB Raptor. This drive is about a year old.
    Recently, I have received warnings in the Event Viewer that the drive had a bad block.

    I have run dskchk D: /r and that was clear. Norton Disk Doctor gives the disk a clean bill of health. I have ran three 3rd Party checks: HD Tune, HDD Health, and Mirskiy Solutions with no health problems.

    What should I do? I have a sneaky feeling that the drive might let me down.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You might want to take a look at Gibson's Spinrite at www.grc.com
     
  3. flinchlock

    flinchlock Registered Member

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    Well, you could be like me... paranoid about hidden data! o_O

    http://berghel.net/publications/data_hiding/data_hiding.php

    Mike
     
  4. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    You can also visit the website of Western Digital, which has quite some free tools for their harddisks, maybe one of them might help you.
     
  5. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Did the bad block go away when you reboot ?

    Modern drives quite often have a few blocks hanging around as spares to replace dropped blocks.

    First Backup !

    I would if possible low level format the drive if possible.

    Then I would continue as normal, but keep an eye on things if you get no errors after a week or 2 continue as normal.
     
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