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Hdd bad sectors?!

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hi,
My seagate has developed a number of bad sectors and fails the smart and short DST test in seatools. It's out of warranty too. Anyway i can remap these sectors? or repair them?

What software should I use?


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Oh look, another bad Seagate drive... There really isn't anything you can do except make sure you have the data backed up so when it dies you don't lose anything.
    
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Bad sectors are areas on the HDD platter that can no longer hold a magnetic charge strong enough for the read/write heads to use. While I've seen Windows Scandisk temporarily make SOME of these bad sectors good again (like the activity recharges the bad sectors that are just barely out of spec) they always go bad again within about 24-48 hours. If bad sectors were your only issue, I'd say just do a full format (NOT quick!) and continue on your merry way, but if you're failing the SMART tests, it sounds like that HDD has one foot in the grave. I'd back up your data ASAP!
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Backup your important data. Get a new hard drive because old hard drives die. Dying hard drives affect every brand of hard drives.
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If it fails the short test as well, something is really wrong with the drive. Don't expect it to last very long. I'd seriously consider buying a new drive.

A full format may "fix" it until it degrades even further...
     
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