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Stefan Erik Wilkens 10-17-2010 04:15 PM

Disk showing too many bad sectors - is it going to fail ?
 
2010/10/17 Partha Chowdhury <partha@gmx.us>:
> On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 01:48:06PM +0100, Mauro Santos wrote:
>
> What are the indications before a disk is going bad which a normal user
> can catch with bare eyes and ears ?
>

Drive clicking is usually a very strong indicator, also called the
click of death. A very strong *click* heard in repetition, meaning the
drive is constantly trying to read a sector that is somehow not
readable. Once this starts happening, replacing the drive is wise.


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