Windows 10: USB HD drive reallocated sectors Solved

  1. Posts : 441
    Ubuntu 18.04, win 8.1 pro
       01 Apr 2018 #1

    USB HD drive reallocated sectors

    Is it time for a new drive or is there some utility / formatting to restore health?
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  2.    01 Apr 2018 #2

    Once something is written in SMART it stays there, no amount of formatting can change that. It being a removable drive it could be caused by SW or premature removal and things like that. Unless some real bad sectors are found it's not particularly worrisome. Just keep an eye on it.
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Apr 2018 #3

    Reallocated sectors are sectors that have been found to be faulty and have been remapped to use spare sectors from an area the drive has set aside for this purpose. The drive will be fully functional for now, but it is an indication of possible trouble later on, particularly if the current count of 400 increases with time.

    According to Backblaze, who know a thing or two about predicting drive failures, the key warning signs to look for are...
    Attribute Description
    SMART 5 Reallocated Sectors Count
    SMART 187 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
    SMART 188 Command Timeout
    SMART 197 Current Pending Sector Count
    SMART 198 Uncorrectable Sector Count
    Read this blog from Backblaze for full details...
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  4. Posts : 441
    Ubuntu 18.04, win 8.1 pro
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       01 Apr 2018 #4

    Since I used it for backup i'll replace it, thanks!
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.137
       01 Apr 2018 #5

    roy111 said: View Post
    Since I used it for backup i'll replace it, thanks!

    The best move !
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  6.    02 Apr 2018 #6

    roy111 said: View Post
    Since I used it for backup i'll replace it, thanks!
    Replace if you want to but keep it for less demanding tasks. I think it's still in a good enough shape, I have worse ones that still work fine.
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