Subject: Re: Data errors on hard drive
To: Brian de Alwis <email@example.com>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/12/2003 08:49:10
On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 12:33:00PM -0700, Brian de Alwis wrote:
> 1. I'm guessing this is pretty serious :-/ Especially given those
> magically-whisked away sectors; I thought the drive should have
> remapped them automagically without ever showing a read error?
> Should I be buying a new drive ASAP?
Yes, that's the only sane thing to do if you care for your data ;-)
When the drive can not remap sectors itself any more, it must have grown
quite a few defects, IIUC.
In my experience all such drives will die soon. Get your data off of it while
you still can.