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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM - Dead Sectors?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by unixman32, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. unixman32

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    So, I decided to run some maintenance checks on my hard drives today.
    All my other drives are perfect, no dead sectors, still running cool, good read/write.
    I have one of the Caviar Blacks dedicated to just Media. It's getting towards the full side, I only have 300GB free anymore.
    But that's not the problem, apparently I've acquired a couple dead sectors in this drive.
    There's no operating system, it's simply an internal drive used for Media.

    Is there any way to repair this? I don't have enough free space anywhere else to back up all this media.
    And I don't want any of it getting corrupted or lost.

    What should I do?
    Thanks :)

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    Run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the run and get a their result, also the WD diagnostics offer an option to repair the drive - you may have to run the CD version of the diagnostics to be offered the repair though. Or if the drive fails then you can use the error code to have the drive replaced under the 3 or 5 year warranty.

    WD diagnostics: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=613&lang=en
     
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