I have a hitachi 160 gig hard drive that recently began to fail. I ran the hitachi hard drive tools and repaired the bad sectors (marked them as bad I assume) and now the drive seems to be working so far. I lost about 8 meg of capacity, which isn’t a lot out of 160 gig but its seems to be a lot to go bad. Of course there is some coruption so I’ll have to reinstall windows. So here is my question.
Every time I have had a hard drive fail (not that often), it has suddenly or quicklly died (completlly dead). If the drive doesn’t come up with any more bad sectors, can I really trust this drive anymore? It has a 3 year warranty but I havent found my reciept yet (it might still be under warranty).
Has anyone had some sectors go bad on a drive, and continued to use the drive without problems for a long period of time (after marking sectors of course)?