RE: Dying hard drive?
> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:24:13 +0100
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Dying hard drive?
> Jon Dowland a écrit :
> > On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 02:50:39PM -0600, Nelson Green wrote:
> >> 197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 12
> > I think this is bad.
> Yes, but that can often be corrected using the embedded reallocation
> mechanism. By "corrected" I mean usable again, but the previous data is
> definitely lost. First step : run badblocks in read-only mode to get the
> full list of unreadable sectors. Then write them to force reallocation.
Wow! This just like the old days! Back when you had to update bad block
tables manually, set head gaps with oscilloscopes, and handle drives with
the utmost care. Oh, and they weighed a ton too. Yes, I am that old.
This system is still under Dell's warranty, so if I can get through their
support tech hurdles (Dell could stand to learn a few lessons in handling
customers with courtesy and respect), I'll just have the drive replaced. I
still have my backup system to work off of.
I do appreciate the help, but we'll let Dell take care of this.