WD Black bad sectors +1 every few months
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.
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