how do i pull the G-List from my HD.

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    What are some programs, preferable dos based and freeware that might help me pull this from the SMART data??



    fyi:The G-List Table

    A G-list is a "growth" defect table. As sectors become bad over time, they are added to the G-list, and reads and writes are automatically redirected (remapped) to spare sectors. G-list sectors do slow down drive access, and if the G-list is filling up, it is time to replace the drive.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Are you trying to recover data lost? Or are you just naturally curious?
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It sounds more like he's trying to reset the G-list for the sake of forcing the drive to re-detect bad sectors, eliminating false positives that could be slowing down access speed by forcing unnecessary redirects.

    I would think, though, that a chkdsk would report whether there is anything in the bad sector list in the first place.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Even if you can pull that list up, what would you have to compare it to?
    It seems that you would need some sort of standard to measure the list against to decide if the drive
    needs replaced.
    I'm curious if that exists or not.
     
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    SMART data will show you the incremented count, but not the raw data.
     
  6. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    I have a flaky drive and i need to see whether there is data on the g-list. I used this HDat tool to see if something popped up but the SMART data is fine, everything is within spec. But it didn't let me see the g-list.

    I just need to see whether there are write errors or bad sectors in this list. I could just replace the drive, but i need the root cause of the problem so i can use this tool for other drives if need be.
     
  7. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    what tool would let me see the smart data.

    the drive is Seagate Barracuda ES 250G
     
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    ^thanks, but didn't work...the program opened, but then just closed on its own
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    You must run it from a dos prompt with the approriate arguments. Read the instructions instead of being a douche.
     

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