After 222 days of usage my external usb drive's S.M.A.R.T. system warned about having too many bad sectors on the disk (65537 reallocated sectors).
I tested it with
badblocks -svw and no bad block were found. I re-partitioned and re-formatted drive. It seems to work just fine, but my Fedora is still complaining about the drive is dying and I that yellow exclamation sing is always shown on the notification panel.
I'm a bit confused. So here's the questions:
- If SMART is right and the disk contains so many bad sectors, why badblocks couldn't find any?
- How many spare sectors are there? As far as I know while the bad sectors are successfully remapped there is no reasons to worry, no?
- I agree to have less space for the data, but reserve more for the spare zone. Is it possible to negotiate this thing with SMART and calm it down until it's out of the spare sectors again?