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Hi IMy seagate barracuda 500gb internal hhd has sector 0 bad.No way with many program to resolve it.I can' format,always say me that there is a bad sector.I used seagate tools,hhd disk repair and othen but...no way...need i change hhd?? thank you

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Since the HDD has rejected easy repair by the most appropriate tools, I recommend you recover the data and replace the drive. I've been through this many times for clients.

You did all the right things.

Best Wishes

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