Anyone have a guess as to why a HDD, formatted to EXT3, failed showing a bad block, and when wiped and reformatted (just to test) gave errors in gparted for every file type except NTFS?
The drive gave me input/output errors. I had all the data backed up anyway, so I decided to just play with it, running scans, checks, repairs of every sort just to get some practice. I fired up gparted, and attempted to format it to every type down the list, and suddenly NTFS took to it without issue.
I even tried to reformat it again, every type, and got an error every time again except with NTFS. Is it safe to use that way? Does NTFS work around bad blocks and sectors?
Before I turn the drive into slag or an art project, I would like to figure out this mystery.