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seagate 4TB sata hdd bad sectors

By moro1212 ·
Hello Forum members,

I am having an issue with a seagate 4TB sata hdd (MN:ST4000DM000-1F2168,SN:Z304N25D) i bought online (i don't remember whether it was used or refurbished??)that the "SMART" feature tested ~"OK" in Victoria disk utility ; however i keep getting disk is not ready errors after HDD regen scans for bad sectors(it also drops out of sight sporadically when attempting to correct bad sectors,delay problems!!)!!


what i would like to do is do a data recovery(software based recovery windows utility only!) or reformat operation but have been stifled by windows 7 explorer not responding,etc when attempting to recover any files via windows recovery software!?!?


I would like to know if the seagate bad sector problems are hdd platter surface defects or firmware/RW head related??
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Yes.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to seagate 4TB sata hdd bad ...

This maker is too often seen at the office and shop. I don't want to repeat prior discussions here but you learn never to trust any drive with your last copy of a file.

No shop I know will reformat and return such a drive to the owner for any amount of money. When you find this make drive with troubles you know to never touch it except to send it off to drivesavers or such.

For those that want to perform data recovery you give the nod to RECUVA and make no promises. You also don't take the drive in for recovery at the office/shop. I hope you understand why.

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Try the below methods to fix bad sectors

by abby1991 In reply to seagate 4TB sata hdd bad ...

When a good hard disk comes up with one or more bad sectors, the disk goes bad; and, when such a situation occurs, the data stored in the bad sectors may get lost. There are scenarios when the cause of bad sectors could be a faulty drive head. In such cases, there is a likelihood of spreading the issue to several other sectors of the disk. Hence, in situations where the hard drive experiences one or more bad sectors, it is highly advisable to back up the disk data or fix the bad sectors instantly.

Below are the common signs and symptoms that indicate bad sectors in a Hard Drive:

• Strange noises on booting, especially at the time of read/write and hard disk drive opening.
• Error Messages like “Files become corrupt while running a program or reading a file”.
• System is consuming a long time to run a program or read a file.
• System showing a Blue Screen.
• When your system shows warning message such as a “General error in reading drive C” or “Sector not found”, even though it is not attacked by a virus.
• When Windows fail to complete the hard disk drive format - Quick as well as full.
• When the System every time, upon booting, auto-runs the Scandisk to scan errors in the hard drive.

Now, how to fix bad sectors in a hard drive:

Option 1: Manual Method for Windows 10/8 Users

1. Selection of the Search option.
2. In the Search field, type This PC >> click This PC.
3. Select the drive you want to repair >> Right-click the drive >> click Properties.
4. Allows you to Select the Tools tab.
5. Under Error checking section, click Check.
6. Allows you to Review the scan results.
7. Click Scan and Repair drive option.
8. Allows you to Schedule when to repair the file system.
9. Let Windows to Scan and Repair the Hard Drive Sectors.

Option 2: Manual Method for Windows 7 Users

1. Close all running Programs and File.
2. Go to Start >> Computer.
3. Select the Hard Drive you want to check for Bad Sectors.
4. Under Properties >> select Tools.
5. Under Error-checking section, click Check now.
6. Checkmark the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors option.
7. Click Start.
8. Indicates Windows attempts to fix errors.
9. Review the Check Disk Report.

Hope it will help.

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Re: Now, how to fix bad sectors in a hard drive:

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Try the below methods to ...

The bad sectors are still bad. Please tell the OP this.

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Consult data recovery service provi

by abby1991 In reply to Re: Now, how to fix bad s ...

If the above methods doesn't work out then consulting data recovery service provider is the only & best option.
Hope it helps!

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No data recovery service I know fixes this make drive.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Consult data recovery ser ...

They may fix it to recover data but every one I've talked to tell the owner to never use the drive again except to get the data out.

You will find a lot of folk trying sector repair apps, drive exercisers and voodoo magic but the brutal truth is this make, when it starts to go south is best retired.

-> Truth <-

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Consult data recovery service provider

by abby1991 In reply to Re: Now, how to fix bad s ...

If the above methods doesn't work out then consulting data recovery service provider is the only & best option.

Hope it helps!

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