03-27-2012, 01:08 PM
| | Re: HD "sector repair failures"
On 23/03/2012 20:14, kenw56 wrote:
> I recently installed an internal Maxtor sata 250 gig HD.
> I saved data to it, and started to back it up and got some error warnings.
> I then ran chkdsk and it found some problems and chkdsk repaired them.
> I then backed it up with no problems.
> Then, I ran SeaTools for DOS "long test" on it, and got "2 errors".
> These were "bad sectors" and when the program tried to repair them it
> resulted in "sector repair failures".
> My question is whether this HD should be returned, or whether this is no
> big deal and the HD is reliable.
Assuming a new drive, definitely return it.
Sectors which can't be repaired indicate a serious problem and
a faulty drive. It may indeed get worse if you continue to use it.
Make a note of the SeaTools error code in case the supplier asks
for it. Don't let them fob you off - accept replacement or money