thank you guys, never knew about that feature in modern harddrives. so i
rly have to replace the drive.
best regards,
 marco

Daniel Lannstrom wrote:
> If a modern hard drive begins to let bad blocks through it's internal
> block relocation mechanics have failed. I recommend to take backup on
> everthing on that disk because this is usually a sign that the disk 
> will die shortly. 
>
> On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 07:17:44PM +0100, Marco wrote:
>   
>> hej list,
>>
>> during dd tests i encounter hardware problems with my harddisk. is there
>> a way to mark parts of the hdd as "bad" so those are not used anymore?
>>
>> best regards,
>>  marco
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