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post #41 of 48
had 16 pending sector counts after installing crystal disk around last nov.. after formating it went away
came back and was only 8 a couple months ago
then a couple days ago i installed aida64
went to 16 right away
had to check disk my next boot (took longer than ever before, at least 4 hours to complete)
now i have 176 errors
little over 3 years old now (and just at the end of the warranty how ironic -.-)
hopefully it survives a nice long while and another format is all i need to clear things up again... if it dies i'll probably end up trying to sell my whole system as i can't afford another one. (what's the point in buying some $80 tb hdd which wont hold all of my music, pics, games, let alone allow my collection to grow). pity SSD prices are still stupidly overpriced.
post #42 of 48
Once a drive starts getting bad sectors it will only get worse. Back up your data and replace the drive. End of story. 1TB hard drives are not that expensive now. Selling a system just because a bad hard drive is a silly idea. Waste of a system. Probably one of the easiest fixes.
 
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meh, too much money to waste on every three years. living cheque to cheque is a pain. sure i could get something small and cheap, just constantly download and delete everything i want to do with it
but if i do that i may as well just stream things to my phone and connect it to a monitor/t.v. meh, maybe i'm just too cynical atm and should revisit this while in a better mood
post #44 of 48
I don't want to pick a fight but I am going to challenge your logic and have a civilized discussion.

Buying a new machine every three years is a waste of money too. I don't think you are using logic correctly. What is 50-60 bucks for a drive vs several hundred for a computer every 3-5 years? Better yet, why not use that same mentality with your car. Need knew tires? Just ditch your car and get a new one. Replacing a failing drive (one of the cheapest parts of your machine) just makes sense. If you have a computer that you use and does everything you need. Then the drive fails, replace the drive. Tires go bad, replace them.

My older systems I have either reused for another purpose or sold/donated them with a new drive after that time. This way they one: 1) Don't end up in a landfill someplace. 2) Be put to better use by myself or someone else. 3) If you donate something you can write it off on your taxes. Win-win in my book.
 
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your logic is solid, but you're arguing under false pretenses. as i'm not looking to buy a new system at all, rather sell my current one as the wear and tear is too much for me to sink my money in annually. maybe if i was making some money off the system, but the energy bill ontop of upfront cost while also spending free time, is just too much for a peasant like myself.

i was simply saying i'll probably be better off using my phone for most of the things i do without missing meals lol
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your logic is solid, but you're arguing under false pretenses. as i'm not looking to buy a new system at all, rather sell my current one as the wear and tear is too much for me to sink my money in annually. maybe if i was making some money off the system, but the energy bill ontop of upfront cost while also spending free time, is just too much for a peasant like myself.

i was simply saying i'll probably be better off using my phone for most of the things i do without missing meals lol

Ah fair enough. Didn't know where your comment was directed. Either way, I know very well where you are coming from. wink.gif
 
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post #47 of 48
I have a problem with 1 HDD (it's a backup drive of a backup drive):
I had "Current Pending Sector"=F and "Uncorrectable Sector Count"=A, and since then I didn't used it at all (altough still connected; it's internal). After some weeks I watch again the stats and I see those 2 warnings as 10 and 8. Since both are now decreased, shouldn't this be a software error? If so, how can I reset it (I'm on Windows; I also don't want to erase by error the main drive with the OS)?
Thank you.
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It is not a software issue. The drive has resolved the error on its own and reallocated the bad sectors. Either that or it became "unstuck" which i doubt. Possible software issue but doubt it. Run a full surface scan of the drive and check it to see if any errors show up. This will also update SMART. Please bare in mind that this could also worsen the state of the drive too.
 
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