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Windows 7: Hard drive only six months old, 29 data sectors reallocated

24 Nov 2013   #1
ComputerNoob407

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Hard drive only six months old, 29 data sectors reallocated

I bought this hard drive (Hitachi travelstar 1tb 7200 rpm) in may of this year 2013. When I replaced it, I lost one of the screws that attaches to the mylar cover that goes into the hard drive securing the cover in place, but I replaced it with another screw from a different laptop hd enclosure. After installing and a couple weeks of usage, from 5-12-13 to 5-28-13 it went up to 20 reallocated data sectors, then 10-26-13 to 11-16-13 up to 22, and finally 11-16-13 to 11-24-13 up to 29 reallocated. I have no problems with the laptop at all, everything is normal. Should I be worried?




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25 Nov 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, does not look to good. Prudence would suggest that you make permanent backups of your data and images of your system to an external drive. Then you are prepared the day this drive goes belly up.

I have a portable Hitachi since many years. It gets a lot of beating because it is being lugged around all the time. But that thing is solid like a rock.
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25 Nov 2013   #3
ComputerNoob407

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It went up to 32 reallocated sectors this morning 81% health. Can I use macrium reflect intelligent sector copy to create a current disk image or will it copy over the bad sectors. My machine is windows 7 sp1 and I don't want to go through the hassle of re-installing all updates. Backup's are done
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25 Nov 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just make a normal Macrium image. It will skip the bad sectors.
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25 Nov 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would call Hitachi, see if they will replace it, this should not happen this soon.

Yes, hard drives can have problems after 1 day, it`s best to stay with Western Digital or Seagate

What have you got to loose ? Other then all your data

http://www.hitachi.com


As long as you didn`t use a longer screw then needed, and had no trouble using it, I don`t think that`s worth mentioning.

I would also use some other tools to verify the hard drive problems.

Crystal Disk for one.

http://crystalmark.info/software/Cry...o/index-e.html

http://download.cnet.com/CrystalDisk...-10832082.html
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