I have a WD drive that now has SMART warnings that it’s gonna fail soon. THe SMART info says it has been powered on a month, has 2,662 reallocated sectors and all other numbers fall well within normal. I just bought this drive recently, and in early June it had one hour of power-on and zero bad sectors.
Meanwhile, my other HDDs (Toshiba and another WD) have been on 9 months and 16 months respectively, with no reallocated sectors.
But the plot thickens. Running badblocks produces the comment:
Pass completed, 0 bad blocks found. (0/0/0 errors).
This is the third hard drive to fail in that same position. Say what you will, but I STILL think there may be something wrong with the electricity (voltage changes, inconsistent delivery, something!!) How can I test this?
I have already bought a Samsung SDD to take its place. If there IS an electrical issue here, will that not also damage the SDD?
How do I diagnose, test or remedy this situation?
Links to hardware forums greatly appreciated.