Is there someone from WD who is able finally to confirm why the WD Blue SSD counts Wearout differently than all producers?
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: WD Blue / Red / Green SSDs Device Model: WDC WDS400T2B0A-00SM50 Serial Number: 1926D7420114 LU WWN Device Id: 5 001b44 4a8e02f24 Firmware Version: 411030WD
the drive firmware counts it in the opposite way:
- wrong (as is): value 001 means 1% of the wearing, then it remains 99% of the lifespan.
- correct: value 001 means 99% of the wearing, then it remains 1% of the lifespan.
This causes problems for systems that control health checks via smartctl, including ID-230, which is about the Media Wearout Indicator. Especially for almost new drives, which status is perfect (rest of indicators), except Media Wearout Indicator = 001 = what is wrong. The correct value should be 099.
Is it possible to change it by a firmware upgrade/downgrade?