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April 20, 2010, 11:53 am
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Re: Good Format Program for Hard Disk with Some Bad Clusters
Thanks to everyone who tried to help with my quest.
This Seagate HDD was used very little since I bought it new about 6 years
ago. I bought it as a spare. It was in storage in a protective case and free
of vibration for over 5 years, and it wasn't "mis-handled". When I first
bought it, I formatted it with one 20G partition without any errors. It was
recently, I took it out of storage and I decided to partition it into two
logical drives (C: & D:). It was while formatting the second partition that
all this trouble started. The first partition is fine.
I finally got the second partition formatted, but it took 9 hours. Of
course there were some bad clusters. Afterwards, a surface scan
(Diskscan) in Dos mode was AOK . Note: The marked (by Format) "bad" clusters
are "skipped" during the disk scan. It took 40 minutes in Dos to scan D:
partition. There were no bad (actually new bad clusters) reported.
I am still looking for a Format program that won't try to "recover"
problem clusters if a future event like this occurs.
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