Jump to content
LeAsianTechAddict

Reallocated sector count warning - how to fix?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I just checked my laptop hdd with hd tune pro, and there are two warning one of them being reallocated sector count and the other one being reallocated event count. Can someone please explain how to fix this? 

07-December-2017_15-46.png

Link to post
Share on other sites

Get a new harddrive.

 

Those errors can't be fixed it means your HDD has a real dead sector which couldn't be repaired. 

 

Usually HHDs as well as SSD have spare sectors so they can handle a few bad sectors. But with HDD as soon as it starts with one, more will follow.


2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 2 Seagate 500 GB HDD, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

Nostalgia: Amiga 1200, Tower Build, CPU/FPU/MMU 68EC020, 68030, 68882 @50 Mhz, 10 MByte ram (2 MB Chip, 8 MB Fast), Fast SCSI II, 2 CDRoms, 2 1 GB SCSI II IBM Harddrives, 512 MB Quantum Lightning HDD, self soldered Sync changer to attach VGA displays, WLAN

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Dujith said:

Replace the HDD in question. Relocated means it encountered a bad sector and marked it as such.

It will only get worse over time, its not something you can fix

 

even though I never tried with a really small chisel and hammer in a cleanroom to fix a dead sector =) 


2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 2 Seagate 500 GB HDD, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

Nostalgia: Amiga 1200, Tower Build, CPU/FPU/MMU 68EC020, 68030, 68882 @50 Mhz, 10 MByte ram (2 MB Chip, 8 MB Fast), Fast SCSI II, 2 CDRoms, 2 1 GB SCSI II IBM Harddrives, 512 MB Quantum Lightning HDD, self soldered Sync changer to attach VGA displays, WLAN

Link to post
Share on other sites

thats essentially an early warning that your disk is on its way out, the fix is to replace the drive, its up to you to decide how long you wanna wait, because it could die tomorrow, or 4 years from now. bad sectors arent really an indication of timeframe, only an indication of it happening.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7-12-2017 at 11:10 AM, LeAsianTechAddict said:

almost done with my bad sector check, couldn't find any yet! I'm confused, too broke to buy a new one, so will sit it out lets see :3 

07-December-2017_16-08.png

Reallocated are not really that much of a problem. It just means your drive found a broken or damaged sector and replaced it with a reserve sector, and that is why the disk now shows that it is 100% OK.
I would make a backup, monitor the smart values, and get rid of the disk once you see value "pending sectors" going up (like the picture above my post).

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 07/12/2017 at 10:25 AM, LeAsianTechAddict said:

okay couldn't find any bad sectors, hopefully I'm good for now.

It didn't find any because the drive already swapped the bad ones with spare good ones. However it is a general sign of age, and you might want to start planning on replacing it before it gets too bad. Even if it can mask the problems for now, there is still an increased risk of data loss, and you might get performance glitches when it hits new bad spots.

13 hours ago, JeTexY said:

Its.my.new.HDD...why?

any.solution...or.why.it.happened?

If it is new enough to be under warranty consider getting RMA.


Join LTT Forums team at BOINC Pentathlon (running up to 19 May)

Spoiler

Coffee tasting: Asrock Z370 Pro4, i3-8350k @ 5.0 GHz, Noctua D15, G.Skill TridentZ 3000C14 @ 3866C17 2x8GB, R7 260X, ancient OCZ PSU, Corsair 600C, Crucial BX300 120GB

Main rig: Asus Maximus VIII Hero, i7-6700k stock, Noctua D14, G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 2x8GB, Asus 1080 Ti Strix OC, Corsair HX750i, In Win 303 NVIDIA, Samsung SM951 512GB, Optane 900p 280GB, Crucial MX200 1TB, Sandisk 960GB, WD Blue 1TB, Acer Predator XB241YU

Ryzen rig: Asus Prime X370-Pro, R7 1700, Corsair H110i GTX, Crucial Ballistix 2666 2x4GB, Vega 56, Corsair CX550M, CoolerMaster MasterBox, Kingston 240GB, Acer RT280K

VR rig: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming, i7-6700k stock, Silverstone TD03-E, Kingston Hyper-X 2666 2x8GB, Zotac 1070 FE, Corsair CX450M, NZXT Manta, Samsung PM951 256GB, HTC Vive

Gaming laptop: Asus FX503VD, i5-7300HQ, 2x8GB DDR4, GTX 1050, Sandisk 256GB SSD

Total CPU heating: i7-7800X, 2x i7-6700k, i7-6700HQ, i5-6600k, i5-5675C, i5-4570S, i3-8350k, i3-6100, i3-4360, 2x i3-4150T, E5-2683v3, 2x E5-2650, R7 1700, 1600

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×