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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 ...


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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.


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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


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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 ...


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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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