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Master Geek

# 17898 17-Dec-2007 11:03
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My main HDD had a melt down and using tools from the UBCD I'm attempting to at least salvage a 200GB backup drive out of it.
The utility is re-mapping the bad sectors but I'm guessing a HDD with over 1000 bad sectors would not be worth saving?

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  # 100391 17-Dec-2007 11:09
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Depends on how valuable what you have on the HDD is.

And if you have the time and patience, then why not give it a go??

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Master Geek

# 100400 17-Dec-2007 11:58
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Perhaps he means he thinks a HDD with over 1000 bad sectors isn't worth saving to be reused as a backup drive.

In which case I would definitely say no because you can't trust it anymore.


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  # 100404 17-Dec-2007 12:15
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If that is the case, then no I would not keep the drive!!!

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  # 100593 18-Dec-2007 09:30
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Hmmm 22,000 errors and counting. 56% of remap complete. Spread some butter on it, it's toast.

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