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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Can this drive be saved?
On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 02:00:13PM -0700, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 03:03:55PM -0500, golinux@??? wrote:
> > This particular drive has no data that is not backed up elsewhere so I am
> > comfortable experimenting with it a bit as a learning experience. OTOH,
> > trashing the remaining life it has for no reason wouldn't make sense.
> You're not alone in that line of reasoning. I also use drives with
> reallocated sectors. I however do make sure I take frequent backups of
> those drives as I've stated in this thread before. I also verify the
> new backups before deleting the old to make sure I haven't backed up
> bad data. While some of the drives I've had died almost right away
> after starting to reallocate sectors, others are still doing fine so
> far years later.
> If drives grew on trees I might not be taking this approach. Since
> they don't grow on trees, and since I like to squeeze the last drop
> out of things I own before recycling them (including cell phones and computers),
> this is the approach I personally take. Others have disagreed with
> this approach, and others will likely continue to disagree. I would
> also add my voice to those who suggested doing a long SMART test. Good luck.

I always do a through write/read test on every new drive to check all of
it can be written and read back correctly.

I've sent some of them back under warranty and gotten a replacement.

-- hendrik