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 Post subject: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 10th, 2018, 12:08 
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Have a Seagate 500 GB HDD that got a lot of "Bad Sectors" before realized it had faulty firmware and upgraded.

Am thinking of running ReMap software and have been doing some searching

Forum search using keywords "HDD ReMap Software Recommendations" nothing then used "HDD ReMap Software Recommendations" also nothing then "HDD ReMap Software" nothing
finally "ReMap Software" nothing

Would appreciate any comments by others who have done this.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 10th, 2018, 13:08 
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Download Seagate SeaTools and run the full erase then the full verification.

After all the process, remember to clearly label the hard disk as "Only for non-important things" before starting to use it.


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 Post subject: Re: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 10th, 2018, 19:20 
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Bad advice.

Toss the drive in the garbage and buy a new one (NOT seagate).

What is the full model of the drive ?

Your BAD SECTORS are NOT CAUSED by firmware ....

Surface/heads on those Seajunks are just BAD and there is nothing that you can do with firmware upgrades to fix faulty heads or damaged surface ....

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=1393

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 Post subject: Re: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 12th, 2018, 11:11 
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rogfanther,

"Seagate SeaTools and run the full erase then the full verification" Did as you suggested and tried to run but was unable.

Interesting that can still do Full Erase with other Apps (DBAN and KILLISK).


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 Post subject: Re: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 12th, 2018, 11:13 
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Spildit,

"Toss the drive in the garbage and buy a new one (NOT seagate)" Agree but hope to use this drive as educational device.


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 Post subject: Re: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 12th, 2018, 18:11 
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It is already being educational. As a lesson on a brand to avoid.

If it cannot complete SeagateĀ“s diagnostic tool, consider it bad, and trash it.


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 Post subject: Re: HDD ReMap Software Recommendations, Experience?
PostPosted: March 13th, 2018, 12:11 
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rogfanther,

Mine is just one HDD.

To me what is educational is these results from Back Blaze "Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-dri ... s-q3-2017/

Check the Seagate failures!


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