Will my SSD automatically remap/avoid a PHYSICAL bad sector?


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    Windows 10 64-Bit 20H2
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    Will my SSD automatically remap/avoid a PHYSICAL bad sector?


    Windows 10 20H2 19042.844, Crucial P1 500GB NVME (512MB DRAM cache)

    I finally tracked down the cause of my BSODs to a bad block, according to event viewer: "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block" (event ID 7). I have also run the Victoria surface test, which identified a 4GB section that is either logically or physically defective. I also ran chkdsk over 3 times, with varying commands like /r, /f/ and /b. It detected 0 bad sectors and said everything was fine, which indicates to me that it's a physical defect since chkdsk only fixes logical errors.

    But I've also heard that once Windows detects a bad sector (which it has done, despite what happened in chkdsk), it will stop reading/writing to it and remap to overprovision. However, the errors keep popping up hundreds of times a day, so I'm not sure if the automatic marking/remap has happened?
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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    lumpiestspoon3 hello and welcome to tenforums ,
    Run Crystal Disk Info to check the SSD health.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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    The SSD should be managing bad areas internally.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    The key is on no account clone the drive or the bad block will be transfered to the hd unless you take special precautions
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