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(computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data

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Generally speaking, in the process of disk array recovery all sectors of the remnant hard disks will be read from top to bottom, that is to say all bad sectors in these hard disks will be found and accordingly create corresponding "shadow sections".
The bad seller will try to mask the identity of the bad sector only if he prefers the outcome in the uninformed state to the full- information outcome.
Every so often, the surface of the hard disk will develop new bad sectors.
Bad Sector Skip is a function that intelligently continues to run backup processing even when unreadable or bad sectors are found.
The EonRAID 2000 provides automatic drive failure detection and bad sector reassignment.
There is no requirement for complex error correction or bad sector mapping schemes to achieve this level of performance.
This could also result in bad sectors in the disk and eventually cause a boot failure.
We published three editions of the survey where we poll our clients and other economists in the local market about the outlook for the economy to try to separate the good sectors from the bad sectors.
It is important to note the good and bad sectors of your birth chart, so you know which area to avoid or use.
Bad sectors lead to damaged data files that can no longer be accessed reliably.
We do not believe there are good sectors and bad sectors necessarily.
If bad sectors result in damaged files that can no longer be accessed, it is a common practice to attempt to recover the files directly on the damaged drive.
There can be good people operating in bad sectors and bad people in good sectors, so we focus on looking at the people we're dealing with.
Indeed, in the bad sectors, over 90 percent of suppliers can be loss making, on our figures, and in the good ones over 90 percent can be profitable.