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Is my HDD failing?

hello,

I keep having my HDD saying it needs to be repaired because its currupted and i have this happen a good amount of the time(i had it happen 2 times in one week) and its curoupted right now but i do not have my OSX DVD with me right now

I have just noticed the drives filesystem was good yesterday and now it went bad again and now some of my clips for imovie 09 are gone

Is my HD failing?

p.s its a Fijitsu drive that came stock when i got it

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i am also making a drive image so i can recover my stuff

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Sure sounds like your HD is going bad. You may have too many bad blocks, therefore your data becomes corrupted. All HD's have bad blocks which get allocated once the drive writes data to it. But, if you have too many bad blocks the HD runs out of space to allocate these bad blocks and at this point it starts to behave erratically and corrupts your data. I would copy all files and replace the HD.

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+ if you reformat the drive and use the "write zeros" option, that will map out all the bad blocks in the hard drives directory and it doesn't try to access those blocks. Then restore your data and see if the problem persists

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True, but when a new drive behaves like this, it's on it's way out.

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its the stock drive that i got with my computer and my laptop is at least a year and a half old

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I'd try DiskWarrior first though, never seen anything it can't fix.

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If he has the software he could try that--if not the software would cost what a new drive would cost. And even if repaired I don't know if I would trust the drive.

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+ i do not own it and would feel better about buying a whole new drive but thanks for giving me the link:)

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Yes, I agree with RJ, although your suggestion is a good one, the drive is relatively new, and once a HD starts to behave that way throwing Software at it is only delaying it's inevitable failure.

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all i know is when this gets worse,i will put a WD in my laptop or save even harder for a new pro with a i7 and adise possibly a dead HDD

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It's good to buy DW anyways though- you might get a drive for cheaper, but it's cheaper when this happens again.

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