[arch-general] [OT]Disk showing too many bad sectors - is it going to fail ?

Stefan Erik Wilkens stefanwilkens at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 12:15:23 EDT 2010

2010/10/17 Partha Chowdhury <partha at gmx.us>:
> On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 01:48:06PM +0100, Mauro Santos wrote:
> What are the indications before a disk is going bad which a normal user
> can catch with bare eyes and ears ?

Drive clicking is usually a very strong indicator, also called the
click of death. A very strong *click* heard in repetition, meaning the
drive is constantly trying to read a sector that is somehow not
readable. Once this starts happening, replacing the drive is wise.

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