I bought a new HDD about 3 months ago. I notice on a couple of programs such as CrystalDiskInfo and HD Tune Pro it shows Current Pending Sector Count 1 yet on the Data Lifeguard Diagnostics it seems to be ok. What gives?
I did chkdsk /r and seemed ok.
Also did quick and complete test in WD Drive Utilities and it passed…
If CHKDSK/R did not find any issues (And the hard drive passed other tests) then the unstable sector could be damaged but not in use. I would not worry about it too much unless it starts growing in number. At that point I’d replace the hard drive.
ok thanks for the reply.
bit worried considering the age of the hdd.