Quote: Originally Posted by JYanGx1
okay i just ran it... it said test has failed.. wth and its only 10 seconds in
Do it again. Launch and run the WD diagnostics and retest. If it fails the test, don't close the diagnostics but run the test again and see if you get the same result.
I'm just trying to ensure that possible flaky memory isn't interfering with the running of the diagnostics program. If the diagnostics program doesn't crash, stays interactive when you use it and gives the same results each time, the more I think you can rely on what it's telling you.
What does the diagnostics program say about the drive's SMART status? If you click on the SMART status it should open a window with a listing of all the measured SMART attributes. Does it do that for you?