bad block

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Noun1.bad block - (computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold databad block - (computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
block - (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
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"This is a bad sector for China to apply tariffs," he said in a note.
Some agro-experts locate the problem not only in the bad sector distribution, but also in the small agriculture property, out-dated mechanization and old irrigation systems
Fidelity, which remains the nation's largest mutual fund company, has seen its flagship Magellan Fund - formerly headed by Mr Peter Lynch, author of the best-selling popular investment book One up on Wall Street - founder on a combination of bad sector bets and cumbersome size.
In this case the demand for shares in the good sector is greater than s(p') per agent and the demand for shares in the bad sector is less than s(p') per agent.
DiskTools Pro is a total system utility for the Mac, and the only one that allows users to schedule when to perform important tasks such as file defragmentation, backup and bad sector repair.
The other problem was that currently, the NAS box had 2 regular old 3.5-inch hard-drives, both of which had some bad sectors. The drives were old and could technically fail at any time, but they did not have any data on them that wasn't replaceable.
This could also result in bad sectors in the disk and eventually cause a boot failure.
The main difference between hard drives and SSDs is this: The area of a hard drive that can hold data can be rewritten as many times as is needed, and will always be usable as long as the drive is functioning (bad sectors aside).
We published three editions of the survey where we poll our clients and other economists in the local market about the outlook for the economy to try to separate the good sectors from the bad sectors.
It is important to note the good and bad sectors of your birth chart, so you know which area to avoid or use.
Bad sectors lead to damaged data files that can no longer be accessed reliably.