i purchased a 500gb verbatim external hard drive , about a week ago my music and movies on it stopped working , when i tried copying the files it said "file redundancy error" . i downloaded a western digitial hard drive utility and it failed the test with it ending half way giving the message "could not continue , too many bad clusters" . i then tried formatting it and it gave the same message. it still works but i am afraid of putting any information on it .
Is there a way to partition the bad sectors off from the rest of the hard drive and how long will it last for?
or should i just purchase another hard drive ?
please i really need help , any feedback will be greatly appreciated