Hello, I’m doing a complete drive test on a WD My Book Essential 3.0 external HDD and I was just curious if anyone can tell me from personal experience how that drive test should normally perform?
I know that it should probably take a long time for a 2TB HDD, but I’m getting concerned because mine has been sitting at 10% complete for almost 40 minutes now and the little blue light on the drive stays solid and only blinks a couple times every few minutes. I would have thought that the drive test would be accessing it pretty hardcore and the light would flash continually while it was happening.
Just curious if this is normal as far as the light and how long it’s been at 10%?
FYI, the Quick SMART Test and Quick Drive Test both passed very quickly, but I thought I’d run the complete drive test too because I had never done it before and my drive is fairly old already (maybe 3+ years).
Am I just being prematurely impatient or do you guys think this is out of the ordinary? Any advice if it is?
Thanks in advance!