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How many bad sectors should a hard disk have for it to fail?

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October 21, 2012 1:39:03 PM

My hard disk constantly indicates that is showing some failure, what could be the reason given that it has 76 bad sectors?
a c 180 G Storage
October 21, 2012 1:49:50 PM

It's starting to fail,be sure to backup important data!
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October 22, 2012 9:00:08 AM

sell it on ebay/amazon to some unsuspecting fools! tell them it's "new" and buy a can of air and de dust it thoroughly and put it in the original package, sell it at normal price - 10-20% or something, maybe even post some fake SMART data screenshots and then you can buy a new one with the money you got from selling it! *** yeah!
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October 22, 2012 11:56:46 AM

It depends on the size of the drive, but once it runs out of spare sectors you'll start getting data loss. As others stated, start backing up now and replace the drive.
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