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- It indeed seems that the low price per GB went at cost of quality. Or I'm just having some bad luck. AGAIN.Apr 22, 2012
- Hate to say this, my friend. Spinrite isn't user space, so to speak, it can bypass the BIOS and directly access the drive to check it and perhaps even fix things that the BIOS can't see. (It uses the built-in hardware on the drive to do the work.)
Don't beat the drive up, get spinrite and use that at level 1 to check the drive without writing to it. Let it run, then run it on level 2. Then see if you can use the drive normally to at least recover all the data.Apr 22, 2012
- Ah good hint. I'll have to have a look at this tool (or others).
To me however the disc is like a women that kissed with another man. Can not trust it anymore, ever! Thank God I was able to recover my data.Apr 23, 2012
- I hear you on that one. I will point out that usually once Spinrite runs on a disk, it is usually ok. but, like you I wouldn't trust it much afterward. Although I would keep it around in case I needed it for something non-mossion-critical.
Good luck ;)Apr 23, 2012
- Well, in this case I used "HDD Regenerator" and it was able to fix some bad sectors. I never guessed you'd be able to do this. I'll let it scan overnite to completely fix it all. So far so good. Seems you are never to old to learn.Apr 23, 2012
- True enough, my friend. ;)Apr 23, 2012