Blimey. What did you do to get that result? Why does it have the Plus and Minus next to the 100% Health
report? I've never seen that before.
somehow set the offset to -1639, or did HDS do that? I haven't thrown away that "bad" drive of mine. If it still has life and is not deteriorating, then maybe I should put a new image on it?
Is that (writing a new image) the sort of thing @SeraphimLabs
means where he writes:
...I've salvaged quite a few 'bad' devices that way, simply overwriting them repeatedly a few times to brute force trigger the remapping sequence.
Overwriting them repeatedly is what Spinrite
does, I think - except it didn't work on that particular drive of mine:
...The software was unable to run on my hardware (disk drive) - for the simple technical reason that it was not possible to effect a BIOS switch change to enable it. ...