Problems with S.M.A.R.T

I have a MyCloud EX2 Ultra with two 8 TB WD Red NAS disks. Last night I was notified that S.M.A.R.T. found both disks are BAD. The attribute analysis of both disks, including the thresholds, are EXACTLY the same, which I find odd. Disk scans do not reveal any problem with either disk. My last firmware update was in May 2022. Before I replace the hard drives, which are expensive, I would like to explore the possibility that the S.M.A.R.T. is not working as intended and how to verify this and correct it. If anyone has had this problem or has a solution or other ideas, please let me know.

SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology) Definition (

You may want to check in the sub-forum for your device where other owners of the same device as you may be able to help.

Latest My Cloud OS 5 Personal & Network Attached Storage/My Cloud EX Series topics - WD Community

Because you are using an EX2 Ultra you may want to see the dedicated subforum for the EX Series and search through it using the forum search feature (magnifying glass icon top right) to see if anyone else has had a similar issue.

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For example the following discussion in that subforum comes up in a search for “S.M.A.R.T.”

WD has a Knowledge Base article that may, or may not, be relevant.

WD Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)

One can access their My Cloud using SSH to try running the Linux command similar to the following (one may have to adjust for use on multi bay My Cloud units) to see if it shows any issues or errors. Example:

smartctl -H /dev/sda

Hard drives can, and do, fail. It comes down to the specific S.M.A.R.T. error if the drive is failing or is simply some other less serious error like a heat warning that can be resolved in a number of ways.