I recently purchased 3-2TB WD red drives and 1-3TB red while the egg was running sales for a new HTPC build. Since it is going to be another 30 days or so before all the pieces are purchased I ran the WD LifeGuard testing utility to make sure all the drives are ok. The first 2 2-TB drives tested fine but when the third drive was tested it passed the SMART test but failed the extended test with a "to many bad sectors" error. I then tested the 3TB which passed and decided to retest the 2TB that failed before sending it back. Well it passed the second test fine and I'm curious what I should do at this point. This was the first time I have tested a hard drive and since it failed once and then passed once should this be a concern or not.
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2/19/13 at 11:49am