December 29th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Damaged Sector Error
Alright, first off - I don't have a damaged sector and have received no errors saying so. I was laying in bed last night and a question hit me out of the blue that I couldn't seem to find a specific answer to today.
If there is a damaged sector error, is it necessarily referring to the specific sector that the data your trying to access is on? I mean since HDDs are generally sequential access rather than random access, could a sector damage error mean a 'gateway-type' sector that the read/write head has to traverse or utilize on its way to the data-holding sector?
Im tired and not sure if Im typing clearly enough, what Im trying to ask is can a sector error occur if the sector holding the wanted data is not damaged but one that lays in the path to that sector is?
Again, this isn't urgent. I have no problems with my system. Its just a general curiosity that emerged in a half stupor - I haven't much of a life these days
"In most gardens they make the beds too soft - so that the flowers are always asleep" - Tiger Lily
By nataraj.asture in forum Hardware
Last Post: December 11th, 2006, 03:54 AM
By Tiger Shark in forum Microsoft Security Discussions
Last Post: December 8th, 2005, 11:14 AM
By Faqt in forum General Computer Discussions
Last Post: June 14th, 2005, 06:44 AM
By PacketThirst in forum AntiOnline's General Chit Chat
Last Post: February 27th, 2005, 01:55 PM
By Capt Whatever in forum General Computer Discussions
Last Post: November 22nd, 2004, 01:16 AM