Bad Sectors (Again)

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2006-07-24
2013-05-21
  • eponymous_one
    eponymous_one
    2006-07-24

    If my disk had bad sectors (logical and physical) would DBAN show them up as "Errors"?

    Also, how does one remove data from physical bad sectors?

     
    • Darik Horn
      Darik Horn
      2006-07-24

      > If my disk had bad sectors (logical and physical) would DBAN show them up as "Errors"?

      Yes, or DBAN will fail the wipe entirely.

      > Also, how does one remove data from physical bad sectors?

      Physically destroy the hard disk.

       
    • eponymous_one
      eponymous_one
      2006-07-25

      How about if the hard disk has replaced those bad sectors with new ones. Would DBAN still get error messages due to those bad sectors?

       
      • Darik Horn
        Darik Horn
        2006-07-28

        No, not currently, per the faq.