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Old 01-15-2016, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So pulled this out of my fathers laptop, he was having boot issues and its no wonder if gnome disks is to be believed:



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Yeah it's a wee bit dead that drive.
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Yeah, funny thing is that my fathers hard drive died the same time as one of mine.
I have a seagate I salvaged from a HP desktop, 4 bad sectors but kicked around for a year or so before giving up
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I work in digital forensics, and thankfully I don't touch that part of the business any more, because bad sectors were the bane of my life. Whenever imaging a drive, if we ran into a single bad sector we had to re-image, and then again if there were still bad sectors. After three attempts we'd keep the image with the least bad sectors.

This made the process of imaging a drive - which often we'd have to leave overnight due to the volumes and old age of some drives - much longer than it would be otherwise.
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Rofl - double checked that sector count with another SMART tool?
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Rofl - double checked that sector count with another SMART tool?
Yeah I did, still the same insane number no matter the tool on both windows and linux
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Guess its safe to say the disk is toast then .
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