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Old 11-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default What is a Reallocated Sectors Count

Reallocated Sectors Count on my drive is 35, is that bad?

All other elements on the drive get the green light.

And WHAT IS Reallocated Sectors Counts?
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Count of reallocated sectors. When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks that sector as "reallocated" and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area). This process is also known as remapping, and reallocated sectors are called "remaps". The raw value normally represents a count of the bad sectors that have been found and remapped. Thus, the higher the attribute value, the more sectors the drive has had to reallocate. This allows a drive with bad sectors to continue operation; however, a drive which has had any reallocations at all is significantly more likely to fail in the near future. While primarily used as a metric of the life expectancy of the drive, this number also affects performance. As the count of reallocated sectors increases, the read/write speed tends to become worse because the drive head is forced to seek to the reserved area whenever a remap is accessed. A workaround which will preserve drive speed at the expense of capacity is to create a disk partition over the region which contains remaps and instruct the operating system to not use that partition.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the tech reply lol.

Whould you be able to tell me how long until the drive frigs up?

Is it a bad case here? And what? The read/write speed tends to become worse because the drive head is forced to seek to the reserved area whenever a remap is accessed.

By how worse will the speed become?
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I found it on wikipedia if you refer to the link below..
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BTW I just turned up the threshold to 37 - two more sectors and I will buy a new drive.

Does the power on count matter?
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I am not sure on that one..
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