Bad sector's ???

Larry Shields larryesu at
Thu Jul 22 16:59:19 UTC 2010

On 07/21/2010 09:40 AM, Rashkae wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
>> Larry Shields wrote:
>>> *I was just using the program Disk Utility, and went through each on of
>>> my hard drives, it shows
>>> that my 250gb drive has a few bad sector's on it...
>>> My question is there a way to correct this, without loosing any data...???
>>> Thanks for any help...
>>> Larry
>>> *
> Ok, reading comprehension failure on my part.  If you were using Disk
> Utility, that basically is already reporting the data from SMART.  What
> it calls a few bad sectors are sectors that were already re-allocated by
> your drive.  Chances are, there is nothing wrong with your drive and no
> need to worry.
> You can verify this with the badblocks program.  (no need to reboot or
> anything)
> badblocks -v /dev/sd?
> If badblocks doesn't report any bad sectors, that means they have all
> already been re-allocated by your drive as they should and nothing to
> worry about.  Though as mentioned earlier, you should check again a few
> times every couple of weeks to make sure that the number of re-allocated
> sectors is not increasing.
*Hello again Rashae,

Ok I did what you mentioned in the above, it ended with telling me that 
I have four badblocks...

So the hd is working so far, but did not that when I used the Utility 

I may as soon as I have the time, purchase a new one...

Thanks to all whom responded back too me...

Thanks Larry

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