Solutions for bad sectors on a HDD ???
Looking for solutions to be able to use HDDs with just a few bad sectors, in a safer way.
In the past two+ years, using S.M.A.R.T software such as Crystal Disk Info, I have been doing a lot of health-checking on HDDs, and sometimes, they show some caution about the drive.
Normally, what I like to do next, if there is any doubt on the drive, is make a backup using Acronis True Image 2010, sometimes, not often, while doing the backup, TrueImage will report me of which sectors are bad, showing a popup and halting the process (of the backup), on those drives, my normal practice is to keep the data well backup-ed, daily if possible, somewhere safe on the LAN.
Sometimes, even if S.M.A.R.T. shows OK, later when doing a backup I come across the bad-sector-popup, I mentioned earlier.
The thing is, for NON-critical PCs, we can let those HDD wear out to their death, along with the PC and replace it later for a new one.
But what can be done about those bad sectors, are there any ways to isolate those tiny parts of the drive.
Doing some research, I came across this software, PBD(Partition Bad Disk): isolate bad sectors/blocks/clusters of HDD http://www.goodlucksoft.com/index.html
Naturally I am very skeptic about if this software its what I claims to be and do.
Then I said, What better than the Acronis Software House, the sure have think of this.
If they haven't make it, then it is not possible.
So, if there any Acronis Software for this need? maybe a feature on any other product, Disk Director (Suite) for example.
Ok... I leave it here.
Please any Acronis Expert or MVP can respond to my questions?