Is this PC doa? (was a formatting question)
mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 07:39:32 GMT 2010
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 16/11/2010 17:00, Mark wrote:
>> Probably yes, maybe no.
> When I was running openSUSE there was an app called something line
> smart-tools or close to this. I had it installed and running.
> While my HDs did not display the SMART error message as the OP stated,
> knowing that my HDs were some years old I kept an eye on the smart-tools
> log file almost on a daily basis. The log file showed me that the HDs
> were developing bad sectors on a daily basis - and which, of course, the
> system was taking care of by 'moving ' the affected data to new sectors.
> And just to add to your comment, I also ran the Seagate 'SeaTools'
> against the HDs and was informed that there was absolutely nothing wrong
> with the HDs. But the bad sectors kept increasing....
I suspect that this would fall into the "Probably yes" category then.
One should always err on the side of caution when it comes to data protection.
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