The smart test was unavailable and it failed the short generic.
I have started the "long generic" test which claims it can repair bad sectors. It found 1 error right off the bat- so maybe this will work. I'm more interested in saving the information than the drive- unfortunately a lot of it is "hard to find" or "paid for" stems to songs that are a bit "exclusive".
I'm thinking this might make some
data corrupt but hopefully not all. We'll see I suppose- thanks for the help mate.
I tried to throw in my 2 cents on some local posts to give something back