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About iamdarkyoshi

  • Title
    Owner of the world's only 760Ti Succ Edition
  • Birthday 1998-04-13

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    Reno Nevada                                                 
  • Interests
    Electronics Engineering, hardware design, gaming, and DIY stuff
  • Biography
    Just a garbage furfag who wastes his life away on telegram and youtube
  • Occupation
    PC Technician


  • CPU
    Intel 8086k Delidded
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z370i ITX
  • RAM
    24GB DDR4 2400
  • GPU
    AMD Vega FE
  • Case
    Evolv Shift
  • Storage
    3 SSD (1TB NVME, 1TB SATA, 128GB SATA)
  • PSU
    Corsair SF600
  • Display(s)
    3x 1080p 144hz LG 24GM77
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Original IBM Model M
  • Mouse
    Logitech M100
  • Sound
    5.1 surround Vintage JBL
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  1. I thought uncorrectable sector count and other such errors were properties of the drive itself, irrespective of the actual data they contain, but I just experienced something that makes me seriously question that.


    I dug out an old drive that was good last time I used it but had been sitting in a closet for years and did a fresh (quick) format, along with enabling bitlocker.  It started causing issues so I unplugged it and restarted it a few times, even starting another format and turning it off in the middle of that - all of which easily adding up to enough that I'd expect serious corruption and data loss (if there was any data to lose, which there wasn't), but nothing a format wouldn't fix.


    However Crystal Disk Info was reporting errors and saying "caution".  This wasn't surprising to me as I figured it had gone bad while sitting around and this was causing the issues that made me do the above things.


    I've since started a clean format once again, this time doing the long version, and it's not done yet but Crystal Disk Info no longer reports any errors.


    Perhaps the error was caused by my fiddling around?  Although that doesn't explain the source of the weirdness to begin with... though I could blame that on Windows (bitlocker).  More importantly though, it seems the error has been fixed by formatting.  That I did not expect.


    Any insight?

    1. Ryan_Vickers


      ohhh, format finished and was copying files to it but those issues just popped up again xD

    2. iamdarkyoshi


      Were they by chance pending sectors? Those are clearable if the drive confirms later that if can read/write to them IIRC

    3. Ryan_Vickers


      Not entirely



      Good to know though