HDD Bad Sectors Repair2.0

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Make your Maxtor 541DX hard disk drive as good as new by having bad sectors fixed with the help of this powerful software application

editor's review




HDD Bad Sectors Repair is a handy utility that, as its name suggests, fixes HDD related errors. It is designed for the Maxtor 541DX series of hard drives, so use it only if you own this particular type of HDD.

Quickly scans your hard disk drive

Since it’s a recovery product, it works in a similar way as a live CD, which is why it comes bundled in an ISO file. A floppy drive edition is also available, if it provides a suitable alternative.

The principle that rules the application is simple: after a thorough analysis of the hard drive, HDD Bad Sectors Repair identifies its defects and moves them from the G-List to the P-List, thus almost restoring the HDD to its original state.

Although they sound majestic, these technical terms have a simple explanation. Professional users may be familiar with them, but beginners may be overwhelmed.

Fixing both usage and manufacturing errors

The G-list is a table of defects that occur during HDD use, while the P-list represents the list of bad sectors that are generated during the manufacturing process.

A maximum of number 15,000 of sectors can be moved and once this operation is performed, the application empties, and then resets both lists. Your hard drive no longer contains bad sectors and your computer performs better.

A nifty work-around process

If the number of sectors exceeds 15,000, you could try finding a work-around. The first that comes to our minds involves running the application multiple times, each time removing the maximum allowed, until it’s left clean of errors.

To end with

In conclusion, HDD Bad Sectors Repair is a reliable solution if you own a faulty Maxtor 541DX hard drive. Keep in mind that it’s aimed at professionals; incorrect use may lead to permanent damages to your HDD.

HDD Bad Sectors Repair was reviewed by Andreea Matei
Last updated on July 17th, 2014