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SubjectRe: SATA hdd refuses to reallocate a sector?
On Sat, 29 Jun 2013, Mark Lord wrote:
> On 13-06-29 02:47 PM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > You know, either the "long" or the "offline" SMART test routines do exactly
> > that on any spinning rust device with a firmware that is not utterly broken.
> >
> > The HDD's firmware will rewrite, and even reallocate any "weak" sectors
> > found by the surface scan.
> >
> The drives I have tried this on (smartctl -t long),
> abort at the first bad sector. Not useful.

Which vendor? The Seagates I have on hand are not that crappy, for example
(their issues are subpar mechanics and the resulting high rate of failure,
but the firmware at least is not a piece of crap)...

"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh

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