Current Pending Sector Account Repair and Data Recovery

What does the 'Current Pending Sector Count' (1,2,8...100,200) mean? And how to repair a SMART hard drive error? This post gives you answers! Meanwhile, to rescue as much data as possible by using the EaseUS hard drive recovery software is also suggested.

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Two solutions to fix current pending sector account error:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Recover Data with Software Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, or external hard drive where you lost data, and then click "Scan". Select files to recover...Full steps
Fix 2. Upgrade the Hard Drive Click the given link to learn a detailed guide about how to clone a hard drive (HDD/SSD) with bad sectors by using the disk copy software...Full steps

Overview of Current Pending Sector Account

"Current Pending Sector Count" is a critical S.M.A.R.T parameter that indicates the current count of unstable sectors on the drive waiting for remapping. This error usually shows up while running some hard drive test and repair software.

You may get different Current Pending Sector Account figures such as 1, 2, 8... 100, 200, etc. It doesn't matter. You may be interested in how serious this hard drive error is. Well, you can understand it by the following table's stats by comparison.

Drive Status   SMART 5 SMART 187 SMART 188 SMART 197 SMART 198

Reallocated Sectors Count Reported Uncorrectable Errors Command   Timeout Current Pending Sector Count Uncorrectable Sector Count
Operational 1.1% 0.5% 4.8% 0.7% 0.3%

42.2% 43.5% 44.8% 43.1% 33.0%


Current Pending Sector Account. This is a critical parameter. Degradation of this parameter may indicate imminent drive failure. Urgent data recovery and hardware replacement are recommended.

Fix 'Current Pending Sector Account' Error

Of course, if you are not ready to abandon the sick hard drive, refer to SMART error fix automatically with free software for help. But if you've made up your mind to give up, take the correct procedures because you don't expect any data loss, right?

First. Recover data after bad sector remapping

As long as your hard drive (or perhaps it's an external USB flash drive) can still be normally recognized by Windows, do not wait anymore. Start immediately downloading EaseUS hard drive recovery software on your computer and rescue as much data as possible from it.

Step 1. Select a location to scan.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, external hard drive, USB, or memory card where you lost data, and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select files to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, choose the files you want to recover. To locate the data faster, use the search bar or filter to search for specific files. To check a file, double-click the item to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the files.

Recover lost data

Second. Upgrade the failing hard drive

EaseUS Disk Copy is able to clone a hard drive with bad sectors to a new one, without losing important data as well.


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Click the given link so you can learn a detailed guide about how to clone a hard drive (HDD/SSD) with bad sectors by using the disk copy software.

The Bottom Line

That's all about how to fix current pending sector account error on your computer. Hope you can solve your problem with the listed methods.

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