How do I repair bad sectors...

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  1. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    I have a hand full of iPod hard drives that have bad sectors. I picked up an adapter that changes them to IDE. How do I actually repair bad sectors on these hard drives? What program does it best?
     
  2. Raider007

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    try disc warrior?
     
  3. TheWeasel

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    Both Disk Warrior and Drive Genius should be able to remap and zero them for you. Don't use TechTool Pro as many times it causes additional issues and doesn't remap them correctly in many cases.
     
  4. kmad86

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    Ahh shit, I just figured out this iPod is formatted Windows. What is a windows alternate to Drive Genius or Disk Warrior. They don't work with it.
     
  5. TheWeasel

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    I'd format it for HFS+ and then use Drive Genius to repair any remaining bad sectors. Then you can re-format it with FAT again if you need to use it with a Windows machine. The last time I used a Windows equivalent it was Fix-It Utilities which seemed decent. Better then what Norton Utilities has become it seems.
     

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