08-04-2012 04:34 AM - edited 08-04-2012 04:45 AM
I'm getting an error "Re-allocated Sector Count" ID #5. Is there any way to reset the drive's SMART status so that I can use it again? It says "Replace Drive" on the WD site but the serial isn't comming up on the Warranty Status check - it could be an OEM drive made for another brand.
It's a 160gb raptor drive, nothing special. I'd like to load an OS on the drive so that I can use it to burn in new RAID arrays I often build for NAS applications. I don't care if I lose half the sectors in the drive, I just want to return it to being semi-stable for a few months (or years).
EDIT: It is a WDC WD1600HLFS-75G6U1
08-05-2012 11:51 AM
If the Smart status failed I don't recommend you to use it to save any important files, since it might fail at any time. To replace it try calling tech support directly to check the warranty.
08-07-2012 03:10 AM