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    I opened a thread earlier about my harddisk. It has 171kb of bad sectors in drive D. But I dont want to go through all that trouble for RMA plus I have another 1TB hdd. So my question is how long can I expect this drive to last? Is there something I can do about it? Also what is writing zero on HDD and how do I do it?

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    Thik nai.ekta solution ase.minitool pertition wizard diye surface test kore bad sector ta detect kore.ekta unallocated pertition e fele den.kahini shesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt.Mactavish View Post
    Thik nai.ekta solution ase.minitool pertition wizard diye surface test kore bad sector ta detect kore.ekta unallocated pertition e fele den.kahini shesh.
    Thanks bro, but chkdsk dile ki OS oi bad sector tuku mark kore rakhar kotha na? And bad sector niye partition korle subidha ki? And at least 8-10 months last korbe toh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoaib View Post
    I opened a thread earlier about my harddisk. It has 171kb of bad sectors in drive D. But I dont want to go through all that trouble for RMA plus I have another 1TB hdd. So my question is how long can I expect this drive to last? Is there something I can do about it? Also what is writing zero on HDD and how do I do it?
    there are no certain time limit actually. if a certain disk space is physically damaged it can be easily reallocated to a spare space if available & the drive can last for years. but if the entire storage surface becomes buggy(it can be happen without any SMART alert) then the amount of bad sectors can be increased rapidly...and zero filling is basically writing zero in every bit position. if the bad sectors are physical then zero filling is just worthless. the sectors will get corrupted soon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by @nonymous6¾4 View Post
    there are no certain time limit actually. if a certain disk space is physically damaged it can be easily reallocated to a spare space if available & the drive can last for years. but if the entire storage surface becomes buggy(it can be happen without any SMART alert) then the amount of bad sectors can be increased rapidly...and zero filling is basically writing zero in every bit position. if the bad sectors are physical then zero filling is just worthless. the sectors will get corrupted soon..
    How do I understand its physical damage?

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    @Cpt.Mactavish MiniTools home edition will do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoaib View Post
    How do I understand its physical damage?
    run zero filling & see how long the overwritten sectors last....

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    Quote Originally Posted by @nonymous™ View Post
    run zero filling & see how long the overwritten sectors last....
    Thanks But I'll make the partition instead.

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    after reallocating bad sectors to other drive be sure to defragment your other drives time to time. as defragmenting can prevent soft bad sectors

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    ^Thanks. Will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoaib View Post
    Thanks bro, but chkdsk dile ki OS oi bad sector tuku mark kore rakhar kotha na? And bad sector niye partition korle subidha ki? And at least 8-10 months last korbe toh?
    u have to make the pertition(with bad sector)unallocated.nd u can't use that drive as it's unallocated.it's like throwing the bad part into garbage tank .donno about chkdsk.i did this on a portable hdd,swarmed with bd sector.nd recovered fresh 35gb.that can read write @45mbps.i can recover more.but it need too long to find out those devils

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    Kono drive e bad sector thik koto gb por ache sheta detect korar kono soft ache?

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    @@nonymous™ , @Cpt.Mactavish , @Yaaya ,
    Well, This is what I did. I did backup all the data to other drive and deleted the drive. Now all the drive's space is unallocated and I made a new drive and formatted it. And finally there's no bad sectors in any of the drives now. I guess OS itself exclude all the bad sectors when creating a new partition.
    Thanks guys for your support. And is there anything left to do now?

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    My HDD is now DEAD. RIP HDD :'(

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    My HDD is now DEAD. RIP HDD :'(

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