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I have a 120 Gig iPod classic but I think it's HD must be getting some bad places, it at leat 3 years old, but I think a few years older. A lot of the songs will not play, I have to plug it into my Mint desktop and delete the song with Banshee then re-sync. Is there any file system tools I could run on the iPod to keep bad sectors(or whatever they're called with SSDs) from being written to again? Thanks.

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Not sure, apart from removing the drive from the ipod, installing it in a carrier, connecting it to another computer, and then running a badblocks check on the device. If it appears as a USB attached drive when the ipod is connected to your computer, then you can run the badblocks program against it as mounted, but specify the output (-o) option to write the bad blocks to a file on your Linux system. I'm not sure what the file system is that the ipod uses. It may be a fat file system, or it may be a regular ios/bsd file system. Removing it and running "fsck -l" may tell you how the disc is formatted.

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When I plug it in to auto mounts so I'm assuming I can run the commands on it. Will I need to know the format to do that? Thanks.

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The badblocks command doesn't care. Read the man page before you start though. Also, backup all the audio files first in any case.

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