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Can I use dd to verify unpartitioned disk surface?

The thing is, I bought a laptop and after 6 days of HDD uptime, the SMART reports "449 reallocated sectors" already. With number slowly, but constantly climbing. My HD is 320GB in size, with only ...
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Can't boot after a dd, BIOS reports no bootable drives

I bought a new computer, removed the Windows disk (as usual) and installed 2 brand new 3TB drives. Installed 11.10 from USB stick, apt-get updates and favorite installs, everything was fine. Then I ...