Test Error Code: 08-Error was detected while repairing bad sectors. on WD 4000BEV External.

Hi,

Just scanned my External Hard drive with Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. Still now i haven't faced any problem with my hard drive, Since i haven't scanned for any bad sectors AGES , therefore i thought to scan for any bad sectors and repair it, if it is there. 
 
Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WD 4000BEV External
Firmware Number: 1.05 
Capacity: 400.09 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Error was detected while repairing bad sectors.
Test Time: 02:44:39, August 05, 2013
 
so what should i do now? Shall i ignore it or is there any other way to fix/repair the bad sectors. 

Is there any other way where windows 8 will help my External HDD to fix/repair the bad sectors?
 
Please reply soon.
 
Bye,
Siva
 

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Last updated August 20, 2019 Views 8,550 Applies to:
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Hi Siva, 


As the hardware ages during normal use and other sectors begin to fail. Eventually the store of spares is exhausted, at which point new bad sectors cannot be cleared and are threrefore detectable in testing. T he hard disk is at the end of its useful life at this point,  I would suggest you to take a backup of all the important data.

You may also post your query in the WD Community forum:


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