SOLVED Reformatting HDDs with reallocated sector count errors


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Using CrystalDiskInfo regularly I could spot a potential problem on one of my HDDs.

So I proceeded to backup all the info on that HDD.

Now I wonder if I can do anything to still use that original HDD, marking the sectors where the problems were and still use it. Is is possible or advisable?
 
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Technically, you can. The system will simply not write to known bad sectors. The trouble is, it’ll keep writing to ones which will go bad next. Once data decay sets in due to age or mechanical failure it will only get worse.

Considering the cheap price of storage nowadays I can not recommend continuing to use a drive you know to be failing. It’s just not worth the headache resulting from the inevitable data loss.
 
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