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Should I be worried?

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Do you have another computer to test it with?
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I got the same result on both the computer at work and my sigrig.
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Pending sectors aren't good, but it's hard to say how serious it is. I've got a HD that has had unstable sectors for over 2 years, still works fine. At least you should keep an eye on the attributes "Current Pending Sector" and "Offline Uncorrectable". If they keep increasing, that's a bad sign.
Edited by drevin - 5/12/11 at 7:05am
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Not a good sign. And it being an external USB drive, you're going to be limited in what you can do to attempt to deal with it.

First thing I would do is long-format the drive (stick all your files elsewhere for now). This should clear out the pending and uncorrectable sectors.

If after formatting the drive you continue to get the same, then RMA it immediately. There's little else you can do to attempt to 'fix' the drive without cracking the case and voiding the warranty.
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