Rehabilitate drive that SMART says is facing imminent failure
Posted on 2011-10-18
Is there anything I can do to save my drive? I have already cloned and replaced it in my computer, the prudent thing to do. Now I have an extra, albeit dying, hard drive.
Is there any amount of fancy formatting, fdisking, wiping, chkdsking, or slow cooking I could ever do to salvage this drive and let it live a productive life? Or is it now a paper-weight, door-stop, boat anchor, self-defense weapon, etc.?