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3316 bad sectors... you're lucky! I've had drives die completely (no access to data) under 1000 bad sectors.

You definitely want to get anything important off that drive and onto another one before it perishes.

Check and see if Seagate has advanced RMA. (send you a new drive before taking your old one) If they don't, buy a new drive and then RMA or junk the old one. It won't be good for much of anything very soon.

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Fair enough, I'll try and see if I can't get it replaced via warranty. If not, I hope there are some good black friday deals coming up!

Speaking of which, would I be able to clone this failing 1.5 TB HDD to a 1 TB HDD if there is only about 500 GB of info on the 1.5 TB HDD?

Clone? Probably not. But you can do a regular file copy and then swap the drive letters in Disk Management.

You might be interested in a program called TeraCopy:
http://codesector.com/teracopy

It can be set to test all copies afterwards, to make sure they completed successfully. It then presents you with a list of failed/corrupted files. Very useful in situations like this. thumb.gif
Edited by Kramy - 11/21/12 at 11:07am
     
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Okay well I just called Seagate and looks like they do have an advanced RMA process, I'll just have to open my PC and find the serial number to see if it's still under warranty. (It should be)

As for TeraCopy, will it copy the files to the new drive such that the SSD will recognize the new drive as if nothing had happened? I wonder because at the moment, I have Steam as well as a bunch of Steam games installed on the HDD. So would just copying the files over keep intact all the installs and whatnot?

This is why I was wondering about cloning.
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As for TeraCopy, will it copy the files to the new drive such that the SSD will recognize the new drive as if nothing had happened? I wonder because at the moment, I have Steam as well as a bunch of Steam games installed on the HDD. So would just copying the files over keep intact all the installs and whatnot?
It won't copy over an OS, but it will copy over Steam. Steam is (after all) mostly portable. When you move it to a new location and run it, it detects that and sets up everything again.

That said, individual games may store their saves in odd places. Some throw them in their game folder, some in My Documents, some in My Games, some in My Documents\Games, some in AppData\Roaming\CompanyName\GameName, some elsewhere. It can be a bit of a pain tracking them all down... but even without your games/settings most Steam games will start up after being moved.
     
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It sounds like your drive is dying, if you care you should backup your data now.
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