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.
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 you like working with floppy disks.
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.
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 number of maximum 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.
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.
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.