> It sounds as if you have repaired the drive properly.
This would be good news!
> Your disk might be one of the ones that does not set the pending sector to
> 0 again, even when the sector is no longer pending.
Is there an explanation for such behaviour?
Is there a way to manually reset the Current_Pending_Sector field?
> You can shut off the
> warning messages if they are annoying you -- please see man page.
Will have a look.
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Gurvan Huiban wrote:
> > Dear list,
> > A few days ago, an unreadable sector appeared on the hard drive of my
> > laptop (an Hitachi 7k60 HTS726060M9AT00). Since then, each time I boot I
> > get a message from the SMART daemon:
> > 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
> > and the Current_Pending_Sector field of the smartctl -A equals to 1
> > I used the low-level Hitachi utility to reallocate the defective sector
> > (Drive Fitness test); I even low-level formatted the drive. The low-level
> > software tells me that my drive is OK. However, the Smart daemon keeps on
> > telling me that there is 1 pending sector.
> > I then followed the bad blocks howto to check manually if I can find
> > something wrong (I could not; as far as I can tell, all the smart tests I
> > run pass. However, I still get the 1 unreadable message.
> > So I wonder: Is there really an unreadable sector on my computer? If so,
> > why the Hitachi low-level utility can't find it anymore? How can track it
> > down and reallocate it?
> > If not, why do I still have the Current_Pending_Sector field to 1?
> > Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> > PS. my laptop runs a testing/unstable Debian, with smartmontools 5.37.
> > Sincerely,
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