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Old 09-09-2012, 06:18 AM   #1
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This is more of an opinion question than anything else. My Asus laptop Has a 500Gig 7200 Rpm HD. In the process of setting up The Ultimate Boot CD on a USb drive I found that my hd is about to fail. This could take months or weeks who knows.
The question is should i try to fix it (write 0 test from seagate) or just buy a replacement. If write 0 will fix it then fine but will it just prolong the inevitable?
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Writing zeros to a failing drive won't fix it - it's purpose is to permanently wipe data from a drive beyond hope of recovery for security reasons.

A drive that's starting to fail cannot be fixed (although there are specialist companies who strip & refurbish them). Buy a new one.
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will it just prolong the inevitable?
As PIP said, you cannot Fix a failing HDD by yourself, only HDD manufactures can do that. Any DIY tools, will just prolong the inevitable.
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