Western Digital 2TB Elements reallocated Sect

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August 4, 2011 at 08:09:07
Specs: Windows XP, i7860
Western Digital 2TB Elements containing WD2002FAEX
( a black series into a plastic case ?, overheat, i suppose is a mistake )
After 14 h Hard disk sentinel indicate 16 reallocated sectors counts,
Then i test with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows (24 h test) all test ok


Rma or wait


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#1
August 4, 2011 at 08:21:00
You may need the spin down utility from WD. Look at the link below.

http://support.wdc.com/product/down...


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#2
August 4, 2011 at 08:36:43
Thank you , the problem is not the overheat,

I'm worried about " 16 reallocated sectors counts "


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#3
August 4, 2011 at 08:52:56
Look at the link below this paragraph. You should first test the drive to see if there is a defect. If the drive tests OK then install the file linked above.

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers...

If the drive stops before the data in the buffer has been written, you may encounter data corruption. I am not sure if that is the issue or not. WD 2TB drives has some issues with WinXP due to cluster sizes. I am not sure if that is applicable in the case of USB external drives or not.

If you look at what OSes the spin down file is directed at you will see it doesn't apply to Vista or Windows 7. I suggest you download that file and install according to the instructions.


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#4
August 4, 2011 at 09:17:23
A few bad sectors on a fresh drive aren't uncommon. Wait.

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#5
August 4, 2011 at 09:32:36
After the HD Sentinel test, I've done all the 3 type of Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows tests and the results are ok .
Reallocated Sectors count is not data corruption
concerning S.M.A.R.T. ( raplacement of bad sector ) and a failure of entire HD

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#6
August 4, 2011 at 11:53:54
Razor is right. Don't worry about a few relocated sectors. It's when the number starts, and keeps on, increasing that you need to worry.

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