Marking bad sectors

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Fri Mar 5 20:54:24 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> I have a netbook with  a Crucial 64GB SSD in it.  There are some bad
> blocks in the first GB of the drive.  Right now that is freespace. What
> can I use to get them marked as bad?

The badblocks command does let you mark blocks as bad - but does wear
levelling actually let you see a specific block on an SSD? I was under
the vague impression that some SSD controllers remap blocks behind the


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