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Windows 7: WD S.M.A.R.T test failure - conflicting self-monitoring cautions

07 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
WD S.M.A.R.T test failure - conflicting self-monitoring cautions

Recently I noticed a WD Elements 2TB beginning to perform poorly. While editing video files or transferring from disk to disk it will occasionally stall or cause a read error. Although they are not critical files, nor backed up, transferring them to another drive is proving successful. Aside from having to make two or three attempts on some files so far 1.8TB has been transferred with just a few remaining due to current lack of available storage space.

Based on the attached images should it be expected that this drive is now a paper weight or is there a possibility that after final clearing of the drive running a low-level format could allow for something as simple as remapping to cure it with any confidence? What has me perplexed is WD Data Lifeguard S.M.A.R.T Quick Test fails (at different checkpoints for each test) but shows no alerts in the analysis & reporting dialogue while CrystalDiskInfo at least throws a couple cautions.

The drive is out of warranty by about 17 months so no RMAing.

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