Bad sector's ???

Preston Hagar prestonh at
Thu Jul 22 17:20:27 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Larry Shields <larryesu at> wrote:
> 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
> program...
> I may as soon as I have the time, purchase a new one...
> Thanks to all whom responded back too me...
> Thanks Larry

As one more check, you might want to download the Linux version of
Hard Disk Sentinel:

It is free (not open source though) and uses the SMART information to
come up with a score of 0-100 (with 100 being the best) of the health
of your drive.  The interesting/nice thing of their approach is that
they weight each SMART variable to come up with their score to get a
better overall picture of the health of your drive.   It is also
another nice way to keep an idea of the status of your drive.  If you
run it every couple of days and the health value stays the same, then
you might be okay for a while.  If the health number keeps dropping
each time you run it, then you would want to replace your hard drive
quickly since it is likely to fail at any time.  It also gives you an
estimated number of days remaining as well.

Either way, I would highly recommend you start backing up to another
drive regularly if you are not already.


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