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Can I repair my hard disk?

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I am a beginner with Ubuntu and I don't know how I can fix my hard drive or if it can be repaired.

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, karel, Takkat, guntbert, Avinash Raj Mar 24 '14 at 8:35

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also see… and… - if it were only for this single reallocated sector I would not worry much but you also had a lot of read errors. This should not be on a 7 months old drive - RMA it if possible, or replace it soon. – Takkat Mar 23 '14 at 14:40

No way. SMART is a hardware test. And Reallocated Sectors is one of the important. If the value is actually increasing, find a replacement disk now and leave this one for nonimportant data. However, I have an HDD which has this parameter bad for years already, but the number of bad sectors is not increaing.

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