Problem : I have many Linux machines. Those are dedicated servers in data centers (Hetzner for example). There are some […]
Sudden decrease of hard drive sectors
Problem : After a crash and a reboot I noticed I’m suddenly unable to mount one of my hard drives […]
What does “NO MATCH” in my fsck_hfs output mean?
QUESTION : I am trying to check external USB 3.5″ HDD for bad sectors and fix them if possible. $ […]
How can I partition out damaged sectors on a HDD? [duplicate]
QUESTION : This question already has answers here: Partition around bad drive sectors? [duplicate] (1 answer) Hard Drive Bad Sector […]
Drive still usable if Seatools reports errors?
Problem : I have a Seagate 3TB Expansion Desktop drive that was part of a Linux RAID 6 array that […]
Is it possible to check for bad sectors (read error) for a disk with unknown partitions?
QUESTION : Windows shows that the partition style is GPT, but of course, it does not recognise the partitions because […]
Scandisk on a USB-attached laptop drive?
QUESTION : I’m trying to capture an image of this laptop, and it consistently fails (at 54%) with a CRC […]
88 bad sectors recovered – a warning or red alert?
QUESTION : Yesterday on my Thinkpad W520 I’ve noticed I was unable to load up my VMWare image due to […]
S.M.A.R.T. showing different values than some other time before
QUESTION : So, maybe about a 2 years ago my Samsung F3 Spinpoint had bad sectors and I repaired what […]
Where do replacement hard drive sectors come from?
QUESTION : If I understand the situation, modern hard drives are responsible for bad sector detection and avoidance. When a […]