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Can SpinRite really fix bad sectors on a hard drive?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Patrick Graham, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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    We'll know in about 6 hours.. That's how long it takes to run their in depth test and recovery on an 80gb drive.
     
  2. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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  3. Toyman

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    I've heard really good things about it, but haven't used it yet.

    Those of you with really large hard drives, take note. If you put all your eggs in one really large basket, when the basket breaks there's quite a mess.
     
  4. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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    Well. It's been about 12 hours.. it says it's 4% done..

    I'm going to cut this one short.. but I'm not going to count SpinRite out.. I'm just going to say that this one was beyond repair..

    So.. It doesn't fix all bad hard drives...

    Now I have to call the customer with the bad news...
     
  5. srhoades

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    If they really need the data ontrack can most likely recover it. Yes it will cost them an arm and a leg but if the data is that important...
     
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    Jtemple Geek

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    I put several copies of my eggs in several large baskets. No problems here. :supergrin:
     
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    SpinRite is a really good product, but it won't recover HDDs that are beyond normal repair capabilities.

    Also since it keeps beating on each bad sector it finds, trying to read it and move it to a good location, if you have lots of bad sectors on a big HDD, it can take damn near forever to run.
     
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    Don't get in a hurry, let it run one day and see what you get. :upeyes:

    The testimonials are true by my experience, but some drives just are too bad to recover the data. I have a few that were just toasted too much to recover and remap.

    Version 6 is much better than earlier versions by the way.

    :thumbsup: ;) :supergrin: