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This is the problem, wd ext hhd, any fix to get rid of the bad blocks ? Drive works great but won't complete hd tune benchmark because of bad blocks showing, been like this for 3 months and still showing no problems.

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I would not recommend any fixing of a bad sector because it is bad.

 

I lost a 80gb wd HDD to fixing the bad sector and smart would just be increasing the value it reports till it would not operate the HDD anymore.

 

Have the system mark it bad and use the rest of the drive.

 

All the best.

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When you fix a bad sector all it does is tell the drive to avoid those blocks. You can never actually fix a bad sector.

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When you fix a bad sector all it does is tell the drive to avoid those blocks. You can never actually fix a bad sector.

All I really want to do is somehow make them dead so I can benchmark the drive again, once hd tune gets to those blocks the program gives an error and quits running, because it's an external drive and windows won't even give me a smart report. windows for some reason is not marking them as bad. Also I can't get it to partition, if it would I'd just split it to 75/25 % and just use the first 75%. Edited by SpikeSoprano

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