bad sector on hdd

  polish 15:48 25 May 2007

i have ran the seagate hdd utility and it reported a bad sector which it repaired.i was wondering if this means the hdd is near to needing replacement or is nothing to worry about

  brundle 15:59 25 May 2007

From Seatools documentation;

E. Summary of Results
Upon completion of running the diagnostics, the testing status
of each item in the storage explorer. A log for each drive is
saved to the RAM drive.
The following conditions may apply:
- Passed
- Passed after Repair (Seagate and Maxtor only)
- Failed
- User Skipped Repairs
- Aborted
"Passed after Repair" is a special condition where bad sectors
were detected as unreadable and the user gave permission to
SeaTools to attempt to reallocate blank replacement sectors
which was successful. The drive is now considered a good drive.
A few defects are usually not a cause for concern. For example,
there are nearly four hundred million sectors on a 200GB drive.
Nonetheless, you should run the LONG Test more often to see if
there is a trend of growing defects.

  polish 16:09 25 May 2007

thanks for quick reply

  SB23 16:23 25 May 2007

I would agree with brundle, but as I found out last year, when your hd becomes "bad sector heaven" then you make a move to change it over.

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