WD10EARS bad sectors


#1

Hi, i have recently bought WD10EARS.

It have some bad sectors, but Life Guard cant repare tham. What should i do ?

thx in advance

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Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WDC WD10EARS-003BB1
Unit Serial Number: [delete]
Firmware Number: 80.00A80
Capacity: 1000.20 GB
SMART Status: FAIL
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete! Status code = 07 ( **bleep** read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!
Test Time: 22:19:12, May 15, 2011
Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WDC WD10EARS-003BB1
Unit Serial Number: [delete]
Firmware Number: 80.00A80
Capacity: 1000.20 GB
SMART Status: FAIL
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: **bleep** while repairing bad sectors.
Test Time: 15:55:25, May 16, 2011
Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WDC WD10EARS-003BB1
Unit Serial Number: [delete]
Firmware Number: 80.00A80
Capacity: 1000.20 GB
SMART Status: FAIL
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: **bleep** while repairing bad sectors.
Test Time: 19:47:48, May 16, 2011

#2

It is advisable to replace this drive, as the WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic couldn’t repair the bad sectors. This indicate that your drive can fail you at any moment.


#3

as i tought so :slight_smile:

ty


#4

The “SMART Status: FAIL” message is telling you that one or more of the drive’s critical SMART attributes has fallen below its threshold value. The usual reason is an excessive number of bad sectors. If so, then your drive doesn’t just have SOME bad sectors, it has MANY, probably 500 or more.

Try a comprehensive SMART diagnostic. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors.

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
http://www.hdsentinel.com/

HDDScan for Windows:
http://hddscan.com/

See this article for SMART info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.