badblocks on sata drive

Daniel Lannstrom op at
Sun Mar 1 10:27:23 PST 2009

If a modern hard drive begins to let bad blocks through it's internal
block relocation mechanics have failed. I recommend to take backup on
everthing on that disk because this is usually a sign that the disk 
will die shortly. 

On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 07:17:44PM +0100, Marco wrote:
> hej list,
> during dd tests i encounter hardware problems with my harddisk. is there
> a way to mark parts of the hdd as "bad" so those are not used anymore?
> best regards,
>  marco
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