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Using Spinrite to fix bad sectors on a hard drive #2

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Patrick Graham, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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    Another customer just brought in another hard drive.. dying with bad sectors..

    So, I'm running Spinrite V6 on it.. doing a level 2 operation..

    This is the 2nd WD80x in less than a week with bad sectors.. both are somewhere around 4-5 years old..
     
  2. Patrick Graham

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    It ran about 18 hours and it wasn't even 7% done...

    I just bailed out and told them they need a new drive..

    I think these WD800s have some kind of failure mode where a whole bunch of sectors are "intermittently" no longer even addressable or accessible... and I've seen 2 in a row.. if you can't get to the sectors or if access to the sectors is intermittent there isn't much SpinRite can do..
     
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    We use a program called Stellar Phoenix. As long as the drive isn't screeching or clicking it almost always recovers the data.
     
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    I haven't liked the 80Gb WD or Maxtor drives, too buggy. :shocked: :sad:

    Stellar Phoenix looks interesting, got to do more reading. Thanks!:supergrin: :thumbsup: ;)