I keep hearing about these statements that "a hard drive is like a cassette tape because it is a magnetic medium". That got me thinking... Back in the day when I used to play DJ as a young lad, I ...
I was using a WD20EARS drive with pins 7 and 8 jumpered in order to use it on an OS that doesn't support 4k sectors. But now, I want to transfer that hard drive over to an OS that has 4k sector ...
I started to get confused on how the hard disk operates, particularly in writing and reading data into its platters. According to this article: http://www.tech-faq.com/how-data-is-stored-in-your-...
For some reason, my pending sector count to be remapped is unbelievably high (2163 currently). I've seen it go up 20 in one week. But no sectors have been remapped. Dell's computer diagnostics utility ...
I bought a hard drive of a different model to my main drive and tried to mirrored them, but the following error message came up in Windows 7 Virtual Disk Manager: All disks holding extends for a ...
Q1: Can forcibly powering off a PC without using the built-in shutdown/reboot functions, cause a HDD to accumulate bad sectors? Whether it be the result of BSODs, lockups, crashes, etc. Q2: If so, ...
The SMART data for one of my hard drives indicates that it has some reallocated sectors. I've read that a bad sector will only be reallocated on a write operation (meaning the original data is being ...
I'm looking for a high-level method to read the MFT entries on an NTFS file system for a Seagate 1TB internal hard drive. The platform is Windows 7. I need to fetch the filename, block size and ...