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#1 potatochobit

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:31 AM

I got a new 2 TB hard drive in the summer

 

it currently has

8 Current Pending Sector count

8 Uncorrectable Sector count 

 

I am not really worried about it but is there any cause for concern since the drive is basically new?

 

now, I did add this drive to a 6GB windows storage space pool that is set to triple redundancy

so the drive is about 70% full of data that should never be overwritten or deleted


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:09 AM

Unless it starts growing rapidly they'll just be remapped.

A long HD Tune health test (the one that reads every sector and gives you a speed map) is my go-to test. Any "bad" areas on disk will show up as errors or slow spots.

I have drives that reported bad sectors when new and went on to years of 24/7 service.
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:51 PM

I've had 8 uncorrectable sector count on my ssd since it was new, that was 3 years ago, not one problem with it and still shows the errors . You can dl the hd test from the manufacturer and run it, if it shows problems they will replace it for you.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:09 AM

thanks for the replies

I will probably buy a few more drives this holiday and just keep it till it dies or gets siginificantly worse and send it off for warranty 

seagate just came out with a 5TB drive for 85$ which is ridiculous



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:30 AM

It's not $85, it's $225.
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