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Re: Need suggestions for good Hard Drive repair tools

#11 Postby lucky9 » Fri May 25, 2012 3:55 pm

That's the reason for using the manufacturer's tools for a thorough diagnosis and fix. Their tools will save a lot of hard disk replacements.
For a simple LLF the zero-wipe is all that's needed. You end up with a clean hard disk 'down to the metal' as they say. Which always gives a better foundation to build on.

I should mention that a modern IDE has ongoing statistical information that it uses to mark a bad sector so as not to use it again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_forma ... hard_disks
various drive manufacturers describe reinitialization software as LLF utilities on their web sites.

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Re: Need suggestions for good Hard Drive repair tools

#12 Postby JBoman » Wed May 30, 2012 1:05 am

Thank you everyone for the helpful replies. I ended up following JimCs' suggestions mostly and found most of it included on UBCD; unfortunatly neither drive was salvagable. Thanks again, Jerry :needcoffee:
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