Some months ago i bought a refubished Toshiba x205 for a great price ( at least here ) and now both of my MK1237GSX HDD are failing ( guess what was reconditioned in it
1st HDD (Vista on it ) had about 5 bad sectors that BSOD/freezed the OS but i remapped them and everything seamed ok, then 1 weak ago out of the blue vista warned me about 2nd drive failing.
I checked S.M.A.R.T. status and it fails Reallocation Sector Count
and warns about Reallocation Event Count
on 2nd HDD. 1st HDD warns about Reallocation Sector Count
, Reallocation Event Count
, Current Pending Sector Count
I checked with the store and 2nd HDD is good for warranty, 1st isn't, but because i have to ship the laptop for 30 days to service and will only fix 2nd disk ( probably by moving G-list into P-list and leaving me with the same crapy disk or swapping in another refub) and because a previous Toshiba ( a 40G GAS if i remember right from couple years ago ) leaved a ugly mark on the wall after one morning when it trashed all my work by being detected as TO@#%@^!40G@#@%@!% and not working anymore I decided to ordered a 320 WD Scorpio Black
and not ship the laptop to warranty.
So i plan to put the 2 HDDs on external racks and use them as backup and/or for storing some media, but before that i want to mark slow sectors which take more than 50ms to read as bad so there will be ( i hope ) less problems with the data.
MHDD or victoria don't work for me as i don't have a option to disable AHCI in the bios, so i want to use HDDScan to do 3 scans, write a small application that will read the reports and filter LBA that are not in all 3 files ( microcontroller may do auto offline data collection, compensate for temperature increase because of reading all hdd, etc while reading some sectors ) and feed the remaining slow sectors to a existing tool to mark them as bad so will not be used anymore.
Can anyone tell me a tool ( command line preferably ) that can mark a sector as bad in Windows ?
What is the difference between a UNC sector and a bad sector.
What is a UNC sector ?.
As far as i know bad sectors are held on the partition data structure ( so the tool has to know how to work with FAT32 and/or NTFS ) and a reformat clears them and they need to be marked again, am i right ? how about UNC sectors ?P.S.
hope i didn't killed anyone with my long boring text
and thanks for taking the time to listen (read) to my problem and help if you can