HDD Bad blocks errors

JokerTux

New Member
Hey guys !

Yesterday my disk got damaged ,I guess. So I`ve run the cmd :
sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda > badsectors.txt
and the output file is 1.1 GB heavy and sometimes I hear weird noises (From the HDD ofc ^^ )

Is it worth to invest time and block each sector ? I ve never done that before.

Pls help.

Disks (gui):
Disk is OK, 1016 bad sectors (47° C / 117° F)

Smart :
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor: EWt�i�
Product: &y �Ua�r
Revision: Y��r
User Capacity: 2.120.366.963.512.971.208 bytes [2120 PB]
Logical block size: 1175971688 bytes
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
Current Drive Temperature: 0 C
Drive Trip Temperature: 0 C

Error Counter logging not supported

Device does not support Self Test logging
 
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JokerTux

New Member
Hey there Joker.. i'm sorry you haven't gotten a reply yet.. i'm headed to bed, but i'll take a better look at your post in the morning and see if i can help.

Any updates on this or are you still stuck?
Rob , thank you for your reply .To be honest I already gave up , I need my computer to be fixed so I decide to buy a new disk.
Besides now I can play with that broken HDD ,learn more about it !
 

Vahid Khorasani

New Member
Hey guys !

Yesterday my disk got damaged ,I guess. So I`ve run the cmd :
sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda > badsectors.txt
and the output file is 1.1 GB heavy and sometimes I hear weird noises (From the HDD ofc ^^ )

Is it worth to invest time and block each sector ? I ve never done that before.

Pls help.

Disks (gui):
Disk is OK, 1016 bad sectors (47° C / 117° F)

Smart :
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor: EWt�i�
Product: &y �Ua�r
Revision: Y��r
User Capacity: 2.120.366.963.512.971.208 bytes [2120 PB]
Logical block size: 1175971688 bytes
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
Current Drive Temperature: 0 C
Drive Trip Temperature: 0 C

Error Counter logging not supported

Device does not support Self Test logging
Use smartctl to check the disk state.. you can use smartctl flags to read disk sectors and write zero on it's bad sectors.. I fixed my external hard disk this way and it's working now properly
 

JokerTux

New Member
Use smartctl to check the disk state.. you can use smartctl flags to read disk sectors and write zero on it's bad sectors.. I fixed my external hard disk this way and it's working now properly
Thank you for you answer. I did it and I guess its the only way to fix the disk from bad sectors.

I dont know if you had read my first post but I ve run the program to check the addresses from the bad sectors and the output file was over 1 GB heavy. So the next step for me was to run smartctl , but the disk was so corrupted that the system showed an error msg and it rebooted it self.

So my conclusion was that the disk is not an software problem its the hardware problem.

The case is closed I already bought a new disk .

It would be nice if one of the moderators could close this topic , thank you.
 

Vahid Khorasani

New Member
Thank you for you answer. I did it and I guess its the only way to fix the disk from bad sectors.

I dont know if you had read my first post but I ve run the program to check the addresses from the bad sectors and the output file was over 1 GB heavy. So the next step for me was to run smartctl , but the disk was so corrupted that the system showed an error msg and it rebooted it self.

So my conclusion was that the disk is not an software problem its the hardware problem.

The case is closed I already bought a new disk .

It would be nice if one of the moderators could close this topic , thank you.
you are welcome
I would be happy if I could help you, but it seems I can't
Good luck
 

wizardfromoz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
G'day Joker :), just an FYI, we don't close Threads around here, in case the OP or others experience a recurrence, or have new, similar, problems from which others may benefit.

Exception to that is if the Thread contains offensive material.

Hope the new disk works out for you :D

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
 

VP9KS

Well-Known Member
Use smartctl to check the disk state.. you can use smartctl flags to read disk sectors and write zero on it's bad sectors.. I fixed my external hard disk this way and it's working now properly
Welcome aboard, mate! :) And thanks for jumping in to help another. That is what we are about here. Have you done an introduction post yet?

Happy Trails,
Paul
 

JokerTux

New Member
you are welcome
I would be happy if I could help you, but it seems I can't
Good luck
I think the disk is quite damaged , the notebook feld on the ground then I noticed some noices from the HDD. But all was working fine , so I kept useing it .

But day after day it become slower and slower some programs even did not started. Then it got worse I became system errors .I work abroad , I had to leave my disk at home. So thats why I wanted to close topic cuz I can't do anything with it yet.

Vahid it would be nice if I may ask you for help next week (when I will be at home).

I m considering to buy a "disks holder"(dont know the name) , it connects the disks with the computer through an usb (3?) kabel . But I dont know if this is a good idea , have anyone a suggestion ?

Guys I love this forum & the community !
Great work , thanks to you all ✌
 

wizardfromoz

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Staff member
Gold Supporter
I m considering to buy a "disks holder"(dont know the name)
It sounds like a drive caddy, Joker. I used two 10 years ago with 2 80GB HDDs where the rest of the computer got struck by lightning. They worked fine.

Good luck

Wizard
 

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