- How can I specifically determine and block bad sectors that is likely to fail in the future?
- Can anyone suggest a 3rd party freeware?
- I was using a freeware called Victoria. Does it help? And there are 4 options in the scanning but I am not clear how to get my job done permanently with this s/w. If this freeware works can anyone tell me how to use it and explain?
Put another way: Those signals of failure that can be responsibly dealt with pre-replacement are already dealt with by the firmware inside the drive; specifically designed and optimized for that disk design.
Over time that became the division of responsibilities, anything run on the CPU nowadays pretty much only needs a binary good/no good status, anything sector level is done on the drive.
Nothing you need to do, other than replacing entire drives.