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Pass Extend Smart test after Zero-fill... will my HDD be ok now?

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October 31, 2010 12:12:42 PM

Thank you for clarify my doubts.

My 2TB HDD initally fail Extended Smart test. (smart attribute show that there might be problem with "Current Pending Sector Count")

After Zero-fill -> Full Format, when i run Extended Smart test, it passed.

Is it safe to use my HDD again or should i just replace it?

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October 31, 2010 12:22:50 PM

You fixed the damage by zero-writing; it should be fine now.

However if this 'micro-corruption' happens again you may want to consider not using it anymore for important data. Also make sure you have a good backup solution; current disks with high capacity, especially those without 4K sectors, are very susceptible to BER or Bit-Error-Rate; which is what caused your Current Pending Sector problem.
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November 9, 2010 11:36:59 PM

Best answer selected by Harunatsumi.
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