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Re: "One or more disks are failing" ?



On 09-07-04 19:07:18, Scott Beamer wrote:
> On 07/04/2009 10:25 AM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > 
> > Drives typcially won't reallocate bad sectors if they can't get
> > good read or the operation is a write. This is to give you a chance
> > to recover the data if you want to try. And if you want to spend
> > some effort, you can figure out what files, if any, were using
> > these blocks.
> 
> Wouldn't checking for bad sectors (finding none) followed by
> formatting the drive eliminate this problem?
> 
> That's what I had done and within a few days I started getting
> warnings again.

Now /that/ indicates a failing drive -- if you used the drive 
manufacturer's formatting utility, which would completely reformat the 
drive.  Just writing a new filesystem does nothing of the kind.

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