[SOLVED] ext hdd has 'reallocated sector count'

Terrance_2

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can i ignore it?

"reallocated sector count" increase from 13c1 to a3f9 after 100gb file transfer
"uncorrectable sector count" did not change (but did increase from 8 to 10 yesterday on 10gb transfer)

the data is kind of valueble, but not a frequent usage (old photo)

the count will stay the same if i did not use the drive, right ? or will it deteriorate further even no usage as time passed?
 

DSzymborski

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It might die tomorrow. It might die in 10 years. The question isn't whether or not to ignore a hard drive problem -- there's not much you can do about it either way. The question is what your backup solution for this data is; if it's not properly backed up regularly, ideally in multiple places, that's a far bigger issue.
 
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DSzymborski

Titan
Moderator
It might die tomorrow. It might die in 10 years. The question isn't whether or not to ignore a hard drive problem -- there's not much you can do about it either way. The question is what your backup solution for this data is; if it's not properly backed up regularly, ideally in multiple places, that's a far bigger issue.
 
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