HDD is about to fail, bad sectors...

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  1. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #61

    I'm currently backing up all of my important data to my other HDD that I put into an external case (it was internal HDD but I made it external) and I can't believe that it's still good health and everything, I've been using it for 3-4 years now and it's from my old build.

    Power on hours: 16275
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #62

    There's no telling how long a drive will last.

    I have a 3 TB WD Green that has over 40,000 hours...........7 years, running about 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Zero defects. It could fail in the next 10 seconds.

    You can change that "raw values" from hex to ordinary numbers from the function/advance feature/raw value menu. Choose "10 Dec" from the list there. Might make more sense to you.
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  3. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #63

    My WD USB HDD has been working fine since I bought it more than 12 years ago.
    However, it has no "power-on hours" for reference.
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  4. Posts : 31,143
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #64

    ashramnavivi said:
    ....I can't believe that it's still good health and everything, I've been using it for 3-4 years now and it's from my old build.

    Some drives just seem to go on forever, while others can die within a year.

    I have one (the HDD for my System One below) that I'm determined to destroy, but it's proving remarkably difficult to kill. It developed a single reallocated sector over five years ago, but nothing more since then. It's currently at 29,003 powered on hours (that's 3 years 4 months of actual use). It is probably just a coincidence that this drive is also a Toshiba....

    Bree said:
    I'm determined to keep (ab)using this HDD until I grind it into the ground, but at over three years of active use it's proving remarkably hard to kill
    Unusual HDD fault - post #25
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  5. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #65

    If the OP wants to play, try DiskGenius: Free Download DiskGenius Online
    Right-click on the disk's name and select "Verify Or Repair Bad Sectors" on the menu below:



    On completion, click on "Repair" at the bottom.

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  6. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #66

    Full format just finished after three hours and 40 minutes
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  7. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #67

    Congratulations on your newly formatted HDD!
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  8. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #68

    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    ashramnavivi said:
    Full format just finished after three hours and 40 minutes

    Excellent news, have fun!
    I am glad that we were able to help.
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  9. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #69

    We were not able to help with the full format, which was performed by DiskPart/Windows.
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  10. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #70

    Thank you guys! What should I do now? Should I adjust some defragmentation settings or something else, here's the screenshot from the CrystalDiskInfo:


    - - - Updated - - -

    Should I change defragmentation for both of my drives from weekly to monthly?
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