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Old 30th January, 2005, 03:51 PM
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Well truthfully what a SMART error like that really means is that too many sectors are reporting bad. Often a drive like this can be saved by using SPinrite, found at www.grc.com . This tool is rathe rexpensive, $79 I think, but it will repair and recover virtually any hard drive with virtually any type of partitioning - even the many varieties of linux partititons. Even if you don't end up paying for Spinrite, go to this site and read up on what the author has to say on Hard Drives in general. Also, see if seagate has an RMA web page, normally all you have to do is check the warranty by imputing the model and serial number. Good luck!
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