Should I check For Dead Sectors? Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: December 21, 2010 12:42 PM in Storage Share wolf0x December 21, 2010 8:52:49 AM I have just got a new hard drive and was wondering if it is really worth the 8hrs needed to check the whole disk (1TB) or should I not bother. More about : check dead sectors chunkymonster a b G Storage December 21, 2010 11:33:57 AM For a new retail box drive, prolly no need to check for bad sectors, however if an OEM drive, then worth performing the drive scan. Regardless, be sure to format the drive be attempting to put data on it. wolf0x December 21, 2010 12:05:18 PM Ok thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 a c 372 G Storage December 21, 2010 12:42:19 PM For any new drive, retail or OEM, I prefer to do a full format. If it's a drive I've already had in use I just do a quick format. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs my hard drive failing/almost dead? Bad sectors? Forum If my hdd has bad sectors does that mean its dead? Forum My HDD has 3 unstable sectors. Should I be worried ? Forum Reallocated Sectors Count - Should I be Worried? Forum Dead Drive: How to bypass bad sectors? Forum Hard drive check disk and attempt recovery of bad sectors Forum What should I do with too many bad sectors and corrupting drives? Forum SolvedDead pixels check? Forum SolvedHow should I check if my Graphic Card is intact? Forum Dead HD with tons of bad sectors but some surviving files .. Forum Solvedwhat cpu temperature should i check when overclocking a cpu is it SYSTIN/CPUTIN/AUXTIN/TMPIN3? Forum SolvedI want to install RAM from my old computer to the new one - what should i check first? Forum Solvedas a newbie , how to check the parts of computer you bought is working or dead ? Forum Best way to check for bad sectors on a brand new drive? Forum Check For Bad Sectors On HDD's In New DAS Box Forum Program to check hard drives intergrity (sectors) Forum How many bad sectors should a hard disk have for it to fail? Forum How to check does the motherboard is dead? Forum SolvedShould I return my monitor because of one dead pixel? Forum Error checking to fix bad sectors, but it's not moving? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !