Probs with Black, hdd or enclosure faulty?
Our WDC3200BEKX makes problems in that way that os (ox s 10.9) reports frequently failures in partitions or other master regions.
It is set to GPT with two partitions, one formatted to mac os extended case non-sensitive, the another one to fat32 for max interoperability. GPT and first partitions were created and formatted using os x disk utility. Second partition was created and formatted using Linux Embedded (NAS) and ntdos.fs.
There are also frequently probs on unmounting and/or ejecting from os x.
This drive operates always as external drive witin a hdd docking station and connects to host through USB3.0 or eSATA.
I wonder if it is a problem of docking station, hdd or the host machine. In order to narrow it a little bit SMART utility was started and extended test was conducted. One suspiecient point is the spin-up time reported by SMART: 733 raw value.
Extended test completed with PASSED. I wonder if this value is a sign of problems. Other parameters are quite normal.
Over all two further 3200BKEX, one 5000BPKX and two 5000LPLX are used. Amongst all those drives two show high spin-up time raw value (above 700).
What is your opinion regarding these high spin-up time raw values?