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SubjectRe: SATA hdd refuses to reallocate a sector?
Hi!

> > > 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)...

Are you sure? I seem to have firmware issues:

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Model Family: Seagate Momentus 5400.6 series

... and yes, -t long terminates after first error :-(.
Pavel

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