My harddisk (Seagate ST3000DM001, 3000GB) is failing:
Also, my computer sometimes froze when I used data from the drive. I already have a new one, and all data is safe, but what can I still do with this disk? I could use it as a temp-drive, placing downloads and overnight simulations results (both which I can afford to lose) there - would that work? Is there some low-level format I can do to save as much of the disk as possible?
Ideally I would like to ask the drive to do some internal RAID-like reconfiguration and giving me e.g. 1 TB of the 3 TB as good disk, and using the remainder to do internal redundancy (as likely more sectors will be failing soon).