New answers tagged bad-sectors
The only way I know for something to be marked as a bad sector by the OS when there isn't a physical problem is if something has falsely manipulated the bad block list in the master file table, such as if you directly clone a hard drive that did have bad physical sectors to a new one that does not. A simple byte-for-byte partition copy preserves the same ...
The smart error suggested allocation errors, which means bad sectors. I had to backup all my data, the disk is still usable but in a precarious state.
This HDD has way too many bad (361) and pending (221) sectors. You need to backup your data as soon as possible. It needs replacing. WD Black drives have a 5 year warranty so you might still be able to RMA it. You can check your warranty status here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=NffFsU
Yes, though more than the reallocated sectors count, the current pending sectors count and uncorrectable sectors count are scary. Modern hard drives work around errors - and these are errors it can't work around. I wouldn't trust this as a primary drive - I'd do a full backup, restore and test the other drive, then reformat the drive with error checking(and ...
You should keep a backup. Increasing number of bad sectors are a sign of a failing drive. Depends if your budget can do it. But replace it if you can. Otherwise, try some bad sector fixing tools such as HDD regenerator.
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