My harddrive is in Limbo!
So, I've got this piece of c.r.a.p. Samsung 320GB HDD which I got from my dad when it crashed, and figured I'd have a go at reviving the thing.
First of all, the SMART-status is bad, so I thought I'd have a go at secure formatting it in Partition Magic, which took forever, but I'm pretty sure what ever was on there will never come back.
Now, the drive is listing in My Computer, and it seems to be good, although SMART is still bad. So I gave it a go with SpinRite Level 4, which took 56 hours (I had the damn thing in my bedroom PC, so I've had a few nights of bad sleep cause of noise). Basically what SpinRite does, is write binary onto every sector of the disk, filling it up, then inverts the 0's to 1's and 1's to 0's. This is done 2 times. It would also seem like it updates the SMART-data. After the process was completed, it didn't show any bad blocks on the disk, so I thought it would be okay now, but still, no go on the SMART-status.
Any idea? I've heard that the SMART-scan is pretty retarded, and I would think that the disk is in good shape now, so what do you think?
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