Hi, I'm running a desktop dual booting Win7 with Ubuntu 9.10. The main hard drive is fine, but I have a second empty drive in a single NTFS partition. Ubuntu on boot reports that this second drive is failing, in Disk Utility, it reports,
DISK HAS MANY BAD SECTORS - Reallocated Sector Count - Count of remapped sectors. When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks the sector as "reallocated" and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area). 55 sectors.
I've also ran CHKDSK (chkdsk /R z: ) in Windows as well as SeaTools (Seagate hard drive diagnostics software), but neither of these can find anything wrong with the hard drive.
C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk /R z:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Files.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
256 file records processed.
File verification completed.
0 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
282 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
256 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
13 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
240 files processed.
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
366250900 free clusters processed.
Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
1465136127 KB total disk space.
21592 KB in 8 files.
16 KB in 15 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
110919 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
1465003600 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
366284031 total allocation units on disk.
366250900 allocation units available on disk.
Question is, does Disk Utility know something that CHKDSK doesn't and is there something actually wrong with the hard drive (and I should get it replaced by the manufacturer)? Or is Ubuntu just being silly? Any other things to test and verify?