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i stole a hard drive from my brother and it works fine and all but its giving me a lot of errors

NOTE : your hard disk has 27 reallocated sectors. Hard disks do have spare sectors (usually from 256 up to 1024) used to replace bad ones. This remapping operation is transparent to the end user. Anyway, this can lead to degraded performances (because remapped sectors are in different places of the disk than the original ones and the head needs additional moving). If reallocated sectors grow over time, you might encounter some serious troubles. A backup of the most important data is suggested anyway.

NOTE : your hard disk has 5 pending sectors. Those are sectors that couldn't be properly read and that the hard disk logic is waiting for a write operation to try to remap to a spare sector (if available). According to the Reallocated Sector Count attribute, your hard disk seems to have available spare sectors. A simple disk surface scan won't be enough to force the remap operation. You need a read/write surface scan to remap the sector. The best option should be a tool that knows about what should be read from that sector so that it has some option to apply the best fix to the missing data.

NOTE : your hard disk has 5 offline uncorrectable sectors. Those are sectors that an offline scanning found as unreadable. Offline scanning is a process that can be automatically started by the hard disk logic when a long enough idle period is detected or that can be forced by some tool. Those unreadable sectors are identified and the hard disk logic is waiting for a write command that will overwrite them to try to remap them to spare sectors (if available). According to the Reallocated Sector Count attribute, your hard disk seems to have available spare sectors. A simple disk surface scan won't be enough to force the remap operation. You need a read/write surface scan to remap the sector. The best option should be a tool that knows about what should be read from that sector so that it has some option to apply the best fix to the missing data.

The overall fitness for this drive is 86%.
The overall performance for this drive is 92%.


so keep it? toss it?

thanks
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Keep it, it could last you for a while, but don't keep any important data on it. My 002
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post #3 of 12
Your bro is laughing right now.Toss it,I never trust faulty HDD's.
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post #4 of 12
If you stole it, give it back. You're a very naughty boy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Keep it, it could last you for a while, but don't keep any important data on it. My 002
i just keep my anime on it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Your bro is laughing right now.Toss it,I never trust faulty HDD's.
he doesn't know
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
If you stole it, give it back. You're a very naughty boy.
he stole my ADHD medication and traded them for speed. so its only fair.
Edited by philhalo66 - 4/21/11 at 4:21am
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he stole my ADHD medication and traded them for speed. so its only fair.
That's not fair. He's way better off in the deal than you. You should have stolen the speed, not some crappy dying POS HDD.
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That's not fair. He's way better off in the deal than you. You should have stolen the speed, not some crappy dying POS HDD.
well i also stole his CPU and ram
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well i also stole his CPU and ram
he might notice those being missing...
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well i also stole his CPU and ram
Why didn't you just pick up his computer and just walk out with it?
post #10 of 12
You should RMA your brother.
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