In the year 2008 i brought an Acer Aspire 5930G, it came with a WD3200BEVT which has started to show Bad Sectors not so long ago, some captures:
HD Tune Pro: WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 Error Scan Scanned data : 319 gB Damaged Blocks : 0.4 % Elapsed Time : 2:04:28 1 Error at 10042 MB (LBA 20567532) 2 Error at 10042 MB (LBA 20567660) 3 Error at 12311 MB (LBA 25213528) 4 Error at 12311 MB (LBA 25213656) 5 Error at 13048 MB (LBA 26724348) 6 Error at 16840 MB (LBA 34490358) 7 Error at 17632 MB (LBA 36112026) 8 Error at 17632 MB (LBA 36112154) 9 Error at 32680 MB (LBA 66929084)
My first question is, Is there some program which allows me to mark those bad sectors as inaccessible so that the OS will not hang while trying to read/write to them? (ie, Windows Atapi error with Event ID 11)
In case there is no such program, which HD(s) do you recommend me to replace it with? I just found “Acronis True Image WD Edition” and it seems an easy task to perform a 1:1 clone (by sectors) of my current disk, so that after a few hours of cloning i can get everything back on a new disk, even a bigger one, right? I’m considering a 500GB min rather than another 320GB, and also considering if it should be 5400 or 7200… what do you think?
Thank you so much for your time and recommendation(s).
PS: Btw, i wonder what will do Acronis with those bad sectors when performing a 1:1 clone (?)