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Best Answer zep516 , 19 October 2019 - 04:59 PM

Hello KiwiProbie, It's the amount of sectors (100) in your case the drive had to reallocate due to them going bad (all drives have some spare area that they use for this, if it runs out of spare s... Go to the full post »


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What does this mean with the reallocation and is there a way to do it?

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Hello KiwiProbie,

It's the amount of sectors (100) in your case the drive had to reallocate due to them going bad (all drives have some spare area that they use for this, if it runs out of spare sectors you will start getting corrupted data and the drive will fail eventually). You should have a back up of all your data on this drive as with any drive. I'm not sure how many sectors can be reallocated before it fails completely but it's certainty a warning sign in my opinion.
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Ok thank you.


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Hi,

 

What does this mean with the reallocation and is there a way to do it?

 

It means that the HDD controller detected 3 bad sectors and "replaced" them using the spare sectors on the drive (max 36 in your case)

 

If the number of "Current Pending Sector Count" is different from 0 it means that more bad sectors got detected and need "replacement" to do that you should run the Seagate diagnostic tool, it seems that they have a new version of the software that doesn't do the replacement and ask to run the Dos diagnostic tool!

 

 

Edit: Any increase on the number of bad sectors means that the drive will fail sooner or later.


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Thanks sleepyDude, it appears I have some incorrect information posted.

Again Thanks
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