After successfully de-bricking my MBL 3T using the procedure on this forum (provided by nfodiz):
I have been able to successfully upgrade the firmware back up to current version v02.41.05-034 and the device is operating correctly again.
My problem is that when I access the DashBoard, the Staus Icon on the bottom left corner is flashing red. When I hover the mouse over the icon, it says “Drive SMART Failure”.
When I click SETTINGS/UTILITIES and attempt to run a Short Test or a Full Test, I get this error:
SELF TEST RESULTS Internal server error. Retry your last operation. If the error persists, contact WD Support for assistance.
I have clicked SUPPORT and created a System Report. The smart_info file output is below:
smartctl version 5.38 [powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model: WDC WD30EFRX-68AX9N0 Serial Number: WD-WMC1T1461095 Firmware Version: 80.00A80 User Capacity: 3,000,591,900,160 bytes Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall] ATA Version is: 9 ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated Local Time is: Thu Mar 7 09:10:35 2013 EST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Disabled SMART Disabled. Use option -s with argument 'on' to enable it.
I have owned the device for less than a week. Have not transferred more than 3GB of content onto it. It has been treated with care and is operating fine currently.
Is there a way to manually activate S.M.A.R.T support via ssh in Putty?