WD Black bad sectors +1 every few months [and now gone]
Update: See last post it died :whistle:
Do I have a drive that's "aging" or dying?
One of my Linux boxes has a 1TB WDC WD1002FAEX, and I notice that the bad sector count goes up by exactly 1-2 every so often. "Every so often" started as ~1 year (0 to 1, then to 3), but now I'm at 3 reallocated sectors with 1 pending.
The attributes of the HDD are currently:
Typically between the file system and the disk firmware itself, it should be able to recover from failed sectors (as it seems to be doing just fine). You'll eventually start to lose capacity though I believe.
You should probably consider replacement sooner than later, or at least keep backups of important data on the drive.
Thanks for the reply! I've been looking for an excuse to try newer HDDs, so maybe this is it. Hopefully there's something good in the boxing day, or post-CES (a.k.a. January clearout).
Why does Murphy have to get my good drives... I have some very slow 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 360GB, and 500GB drives that I'd much rather see dead than this one.
WD HDD Bad Sectors
I recently had the same issue. I went onto the WD site hoping the drive (WD 2TB Black) still had some warranty left on it. The skies opened and my warranty would not expire until 5 Jan 14. Did an RMA and got a brand new WD 2TB Black (latest edition) as a free upgrade replacement. Check their warranty search site - well worth it.
have a Merry Xmas.
If you need a reliable drive the wd reds are really nice got a few 3TB reds in my network.
Well to conclude a year-old post, the hard drive finally gave up today, when 3 reallocated sectors became 175 :P
After the post last year, I bought up a new HDD for the actual stuff, then used this hard drive for only games on my Windows machine. It probably started to croak a couple months ago when I noticed that cinematics on any games would stutter randomly. Today a game died at its menu screen, making me check the event log:
The IO operation at logical block address 0x95d1550 for Disk 2 (PDO name: \Device\0000003a) was retried.
As mentioned in my OP, no data loss, but there goes my plan to play some RTS games tonight. :doh:
Funny I bought 2 1Tb Wd blacks put them in raid 0 within a week one died bios hdd had nasty break up won't talk to each other at all other 1Tb drive slowly died like you'res but all I had on them was few games I played here there and used for video Encoding. Don't think these drives like being in raid.
I find it's always best to RMA the hard drive (if possible) as soon as you get 1 bad sector as the drive is going to die at some point or another. Plus this could mean the difference between it being under warranty or not.
I've had to RMA a few drives over the years with WD and it's always been easy and fast. Way better than Seagate.
That shows me not to build a "server" out of one of those HP home computer cases not designed to be upgraded :whistle:
I'm sure there was some chance because it's not as much damage as the picture, but I just don't need another drive ATM. (Most of my stuff is stored in 3 different places - any more will get confusing!)
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