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Is my SSD starting to fail?

I have Plextor 256 gb M2P which is only 3 years old. I tried to make a backup image of my system drive with reflect (macrium) and windows backup but it both fails each time with an IO error. Altough ...
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Should I test that an SSD is working properly the same way I test an HDD?

I habitually test new or repurposed HDDs with badblocks -w before using them, just as a precaution. Now that I'm starting to use SSDs, I'm not sure if the same test is appropriate. Is there a more ...
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How to fix bad blocks on SSD

I've got 14 bad sectors on my Kingston HyperX SSD. Although any benchmark shows that SMART for this drive is good or 100% on CrystalDiskInfo. Is there any way to erase them? I've tried Vitoria with ...
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How can I manually mark a bad block on a NTFS-formatted hard disk in Windows?

I have a disk with a single broken sector. SMART shows 0 reallocated sectors and 0 pending sectors. Unfortunately, this sector can not be fixed in usual way by forcing HDD controller to remap it, as ...
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Is it possible to mark or segregate bad blocks on HDD?

Hello I want to know if is it possible to mark bad blocks on HDD for OS to not use them. I don't want to save data written on this blocks, just want to get rid of them. I found some article where ...
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Mark bad blocks as unusable on NTFS using linux

one of my laptops are using windows and after a certain impact it doesn't boots up anymore, I figured the disk might've been damaged. So I've launced live Kali linux and scanned it with badblocks ...
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HDD Current_Pending_Sector attribute going up and down

I have Western Digital Caviar Black drive (model WD2002FAEX-007BA0). System is running Linux Mint 14. Filesystem on drive ext4. Recently I've got some i/o errors on one of the files. Then I've ...
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Bad sectors vs spare/reserve sectors and how the OS and disk interpret them

From what I understand, there are two fundamental ways sectors are marked bad: OS performs IO read/write instruction. The sector is replaced with a spare and marked bad. Disk's low-level ...
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check if hdd has bad sectors ad force windows to ignore them

i have a 500gb hdd (SeaGate), and every now and then i get a bsod with error being ntfs.sys it happens daily, maybe even 3 times a day is there a way I can check if my hdd has: a. A bad sector/s ...
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badblocks vs. SMART Extended Self Test

How does a full read/write surface scan by 'badblocks' differ from the built in SMART Extended self test? It seems like they are both full surface scans, so why does it take badblocks -vws 3 days to ...
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If I have “badblocks” write its output to a file, and that file is empty, does that mean that no bad blocks were found?

I recently ran badblocks on a large server hard drive to check for possible issues (SMART reported that everything was fine, but I needed to be sure). The command I used was: badblocks -c 1024 -b ...
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Trying to remove/diagnose single Current_Pending_Sector in S.M.A.R.T. data

I'm in a process of doing a fresh Linux install and before I went to do that I thought that it is a good time to verify HDD health since I can safely overwrite any data on the HDD if needed. First ...
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How to quickly format a HDD with bad sectors (in linux)?

I have a SATA HDD, which has bad sectors. I do not need the data, and need to format the HDD to create a fresh device. I tried to repair the HDD problem with commands like fsck.ext4 -p /dev/sda1 ...
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Tool to read all blocks from HDD and write it back

I need tool to read each sector(block) from HDD and write it back to same HDD. Disk is big and so it is not possible to use image creation tools (backup/restore). Purpose of it - to avoid/resolve ...
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Hard disk failure is imminent [duplicate]

I have a seagate 320 GB hdd on my linux machine. From a week, SMART utility has been warning me to backup as the disk failure is imminent. Report failed on the "Bad sectors attribute" which is ...
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Error on rebuilding Linux raid-1

I have a linux box which acts as a home NAS with 2 x 1 TB hdds in linux raid-1. Recently one of two drives failed, so I bought a new one (1TB WD Blue) and put it on. Rebuilding starts and stops at ...
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How can I test the full capacity of an SD card in Linux?

I purchased a 64 GB SD card from eBay. It works fine when I burn an Arch Linux ARM image to it and use it to boot up my Raspberry Pi. However, when I try to create a single ext4 partition on it to ...
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Write errors on USB pendrives will get reported?

In case there is a write error when writing to a USB pendrive (for example due to a bad sector), should the operating system give me a notice, an error message? And if there is no such error message, ...
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Debugging a badblock case, advice?

Everything started with Windows failures. It was impatiently kicking some BSOD out because of missing dlls (there is a question here, which I basically solved). I then discovered that the dlls were ...
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What happens after ddrescue?

I'm currently having a close call with a hard lesson! My 2TB WD Green drive started throwing bad blocks after a year of service. I have recovered all but 82kb of data to an image on a spare 3TB drive ...
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How to make smartd shut up about one particular offline uncorrectable sector?

I have a disk in a two-disk software RAID-1 for which recently an "offline uncorrectable sector" appeared in the SMART status. 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 200 200 000 Old_age ...
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Using `badblocks` on modern disks.

I want to use badblocks to check my HDDs and would appreciate clarification of its operation. Can someone please explain the best options to use with -b and -c? I have included their definitions ...
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Is badblocks in read-write mode as effective with a solid state hybrid drive as with a hard disk drive?

Question Is badblocks in read-write mode as effective with a solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) as with a hard disk drive (HDD)? More specifically: if all blocks of the device are written in that ...
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What are the strategies available to minimise badblocks on an encrypted partition?

Let me explain my backup strategy and the problem I am facing. My current backup strategy: Open encrypted container and execute Carbon Copy Cleaner on it at least once a week. Rotate backup disks. ...
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How to mark bad-sectors on SSD drive?

My SSD drive has started to have some bad sectors. My plan is to to copy it to another drive using dd, but it seems like a few bad sectors are making this impossible. How do I mark bad sectors on ...
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Will blocks diagnosed as bad by Linux badblocks command be marked as “bad” in Windows?

I have used badblocks to check for bad blocks, then formatted the disk using the badblocks output through mkdosfs I just want to ask does this make these sectors bad and does Windows 7 just not use ...
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A RAM stick has a few bad blocks. Is there any way I can turn them off, or allocate the bad blocks so other programs cannot use them?

System instability, such certain programs crashing under load, led me to test my memory modules. The bad blocks on the problem stick lie in the range 001CB18000 to 001CB19000. The memory stick has a ...
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smartmontools Bad Block How To for Windows

There's a tutorial on how to deal with bad blocks detected by Smart checks (click here to see). Unfortunately, it uses some tools only available on Linux (fdisk, etc). I'd like to know if there is ...
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Linux - Repairing bad blocks on a RAID1 array with GPT

The tl;dr: how would I go about fixing a bad block on 1 disk in a RAID1 array? But please read this whole thing for what I've tried already and possible errors in my methods. I've tried to be as ...
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what physical disk is referenced by Event 7, Disk error “The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which HD is involved in the Event Viewer? spec details: Running Windows 2008 R2 server. I have 5 physical disks in my system. 4 2TB disks are setup ...
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Are all bad blocks the same on a HDD?

I don't know much about the physics behind bad blocks on a HDD, but I've often seen that a "bad" block turns to good when you overwrite it with something (anything, zeroes will do). I've even written ...
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Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)?

What I see is this: Windows complains when reading a file because the CRC for it mis-matches its calculated CRC. This means NTFS has a CRC for the file. I expect the offending block/sector can be ...
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Should the Current Pending Sector value change during a format with bad block checking on?

I have a drive that has had a few file corruptions. It seems to be due to getting very hot at some point in the past, the max reported temperature is 99C ! I've recovered as much data from it as I can ...
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Single spots of slow harddisk performance, but no bad sectors?

I use a Samsung 1.5TB harddisk (EcoGreen F2) and recently tidied up quite a lot. So 500GB is written, the rest is free. Now when I am copying some huge files (gigabyte sized), the harddisk shows full ...
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Finding the file that is on a bad block on a HFS+ volume (debugfs for HFS+)

I have a drive in our iMac that has bad blocks, as booting from an Ubuntu 11.10 live CD and using ddrescue -f /dev/sda /dev/null finds them. I'd like to get the drive to remap them by writing to the ...
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Bad sdcard report 32DB but has only 2GB wired in, how to detect valid area

I bought a while ago a sdcard that is supposedly 32GB, but after using it for some time, I found that it only has 2GB wired in. If I write past the 2GB limit, the files I read are composed of zero ...
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Rescuing a hdd with bad sectors: dd vs gddrescue

Somewhere on the internets I read that gddrescue is superior to dd at least in terms of being able to distinguish between the amount of disk reads performed on a troubled sector. Is this really the ...
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Bad Block on Virtual Machine (Virtual or Physical Problem?)

I am dealing with a virtual machine that is receiving the following entry in the event log: TIME OF EVENT: 7/30/2011 3:47:05 PM EVENT LOG: System EVENT SOURCE: disk EVENT ID: 7 SEVERITY: Error ...
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Can you recover from a backup with bad blocks?

The hard drive in my Macbook recently gave up while using it on the plane (dual prop, lots of vibration unfortunately). I have a backup of its contents from a few weeks ago, but there are files that ...
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View bad blocks on mounted ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

I've ran fsck -c on the (unmounted) partition in question a while ago. The process was unattended and results were not stored anywhere (except the bad block inode). Now I'd like to get bad block ...
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Will my hdd fail?

I'm running badblocks in parallel on 2 identical hard drives. The problem is that /dev/sda has already finished without error the tests but /dev/sdb it at 363353920/488386583 (about 75%) but didn't ...
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Disaster After Removing Two HDD From LaCie RAID 0 Case

This is the second time this has happened. I own a LaCie IDE RAID 0 Enclosure and the RAID went bad. The system gave me a warning that the data could be read from the RAID but that nothing could be ...
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How long does badblocks take on a 1TB drive?

I'm running badblocks (or rather "e2fsck -c") on a 1TB drive and if the progress indicator is any indication (no pun intended), it's going to take almost forever to complete. Right now it says 0.01% ...
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65537 bad sectors on my 320Gb usb drive. Is it really dead?

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 ...