Question Surface scan of Mac mini hard drive using linux badblocks?

May 18, 2019
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I am not a Mac person, yet I was asked to fix a Mac Mini. It starts the boot process but eventually reports that there was an error in the boot process and reboots. It was reported that the unit was dropped. I suspect the hard drive has bad blocks.

I removed the hard drive and made it into an external hard drive for my linux system. I executed the command "sudo badblocks -v /dev/sdb >/tmp/BadSectors" This resulted in nearly every block on the drive was bad. One of two things, the drive is toast or the results of badblocks are not valid for a Mac disk.

Is it the latter?
 

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