I have been hearing alot of horror stories about the my book essential 3tb external hard drives, so to ensure that my drive is ok , i did a extended scan from the western digital data lifeguard tool 1.24 version. It ran for about 30 minutes and return with a too many bad sector error (error 8) as well as bad cable error. I had to unplug it and replug it back in for it to be recognized.
Smart indicates a Raw Error Read of 200. After i replug the drive back in and ran HD Tune Pro 4.61 and after 2 hours it didn’t find any issues. So far it’s still running and didn’t find any problems with it, do you know if it’s a glitch in the western digital software or is there something wrong with my drive? I bought it last week from staples and have only used it for about 12 hours (9 hours to copy data on it and 3 hours to scan the drive for potential issues) I don’t want to be stuck with a losing my 1.5 tb of data i have already put on it.